Composition in orange tones, yellow, blue, gray, earthy, green and black. Smooth texture. Representation man on a mule, and indium, surrounded by bunches of bananas. On the left, Indian figure walking in front. It has a round face, straight black hair with bangs over his forehead, pulled up eyes, broad nose, wide mouth with two teeth pointed out in the corners. wears short-sleeved shirt and pants legs just as it rolled. On the right mule facing being assembled by fat Fig. He has a round face, tousled black hair, big eyes, beard and mustache also black. wears green and gray clothing and are barefoot. Ground orange tone, cut by gray bands in alternating diagonal to the bottom, which is geometrized, especially bunches of bananas by the upper limit and on the right.


  • Title: The Priest and the Mestizo
  • Date: 1959
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w19 x h25cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Indian, Nature:Animals:donkey, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left edge "PORTINARI RIO 59"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3363
  • Function: Illustration no. 3 for the novel “La Puissance et la gloire,” from the book “Romans,” by Graham Greene
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4572

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