Composition in yellow tones, blue, white, gray and earthy. Smooth texture. Gourd and trunk occupying the center of the area of ​​the composition. In the foreground, chest diagonally, and behind gourd lighter shade. Ground dark, representing the horizon and sun in the upper on the right half of the composition.


  • Title: Small Chest and Calabash
  • Creator Lifespan: 1903-12-29 - 1962-12-06
  • Creator Nationality: Brazilian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Creator Birth Place: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Date: 1946
  • Physical Dimensions: w25 x h32.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: diverse:recurring elements:trunk, diverse:recurring elements:gourd
  • Technique: gouache
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 90
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscription by Maria Portinari "997 B”.
  • Function: Study for the painting “Chest and Gourd” [FCO 3993]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2487

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