Composition in black tones, white, red and ochre. Predominance of straight lines. Study feline head from the front and toward the back, seeing mainly the tips of the ears, eyes, nostrils and jaws open with four large canines. Hair represented by parallel lines.


  • Title: Wild Beast
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w13 x h11cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:wild animal
  • Technique: lead pencil , color crayon, sanguine
  • Signature: Initialed in top left corner "C.P.". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 317
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 198” and "Nº 298”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3637

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