Composition in black and white. Sketch lines. Design suggesting the First Mass It depicts outline in Brazil. The center altar with three figures close to him. On the left and on the right, two groups of figures, and on the right people suggest be kneeling.


  • Title: The First Mass in Brazil
  • 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: 1948
  • Physical Dimensions: w17.5 x h6.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: historical themes:historical scenes:first Mass in Brazil, religious:religious scenes:Mass, religious:eclesiastic:Father
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Stamped signature in middle of bottom edge "Portinari*". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 406
  • Inscription: On reverse, lines possibly by the artist; authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 89” and "Nº 711”.
  • Function: Sketch for the panel “The First Mass in Brazil” [FCO 1706]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2648

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