Composition in black tones, ochre, blue and earthy. Quick strokes. Female Head occupying almost the entire stand area. The figure has long black hair covering her face, forearms in front of the head with hands together and fingers crossed on top. Plain background ochre tone.


  • Title: Widow
  • 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: 1955-05
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w31.4 x h41cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, human figure:woman
  • Technique: crayon, color crayon
  • Signature: Unsigned
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2667
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription at bottom right edge "guerra 5 55”
  • Function: Study for the painting “Woman Crying” [FCO 2029]. When Alcino Guedes was told that Portinari sought to recover the drawing “Christ and the Adulteress” [FCO 360], of which he was the owner, he gave it to the artist, who then gave him this work as a gift.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3612

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