Composition in black and white. Straight lines, and parallel curves. Peru and rooster with lanscape in the background. To the left of center and occupying almost half the height of the composition, turkey figure, standing in front, represented by lines forming small semicircles. At his side, on the right, rooster standing in front, with the profile head to the right, represented by well-marked quick strokes. On the left, banana leaves and with a great bunch. In the background construction with large chimney on the right front cylindrical stacked logs. Halfway up, on the right, rushes representation.


  • Title: Turkey and Rooster
  • 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: 1959
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w28 x h36cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:rooste, Nature:Animals:turkey
  • Technique: etching
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 820
  • Function: Original illustration no. 17 for the book “Menino de engenho,” by José Lins do Rego
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4628

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