Composition in black tones, white, green, yellow, red, ochre and blue. Forms with engraved and printed with black and colored gouache paint outlines. Toucan resting on the end of a branch against blue background. The bird has the body 3/4 facing left, profile head to the right with large beak slightly raised. His head is represented by black strokes, white beak with a black tip, neck ochre with sort of white stripe chest in earthy tones and black and black feathers with blue horizontal strokes on the left wing. Feet resting on green branch. Bluish background.


  • Title: Toucan
  • Date: 1942
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w18 x h24cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:toucan
  • Technique: gouache , dry point
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2168
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1692

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