Small Donkey

Candido Portinari1944

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in ochre, earthy, gray, orange, green, yellow, white and black. Smooth texture and contour lines. It depicts man holding wooden horse. The man is in profile to the left, with the head turned slightly up, on the left foot forward and on the right back. It has suggested facial features and wears wide-brimmed hat in yellow tones with dots earthy, sleeveless blouse with diamonds, gray pants with black wings and risks in earthy-tone shoes and pants orange. Carries around her neck, a stick horse and safe in his on the left hand support the head ass. The donkey has head in green tones, yellow and black, ears orange support tones in yellow and black tones and a tail that appears behind the man with orange spots. Plain white background.

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  • Title: Small Donkey
  • Date: 1944
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w17.5 x h25.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:man
  • Technique: watercolor, lead pencil
  • Signature: Initialed in bottom right corner "CP". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4989
  • Notes: Support affixed to gray cardboard.
  • Inscription: Inscription in middle of bottom edge "Burrinha”. On cardboard, "THE JACKASS”, "NOT FOR SOUYB(?)”, "Yara” and "Nº 9”. On reverse, inscription "1 Vasilkovsky”.
  • Function: Costume design for the Iara Ballet
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2126