Composition in tones earthy, white, gray, blue, rose, green and red. Rough and thick texture. Boy with dead sheep occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition. The boy is kneeling on the right leg which is supported on the floor and on the left leg bent. It has dark skin, wearing white pants and shirt and is barefoot. It also wears straw hat with conical shape. Face with coarse features, large eyes, nose suggested by a line vertically and lips with two dashes rose; the head is fallen to the left. Background on blue with two spots suggesting brick horizontally. Intermediate area rose (salmon), on the right bag blue tin-plate closed vertically, diagonally slightly from the left to the right, front to back. Bottom of the floor is green. The boy holds a dead sheep almost vertically with its hind legs being held by the boy's on the right hand. The animal has long neck and it is with head bowed and eyes closed, looking up blood stains around the body.


  • Title: Boy with Sheep
  • Date: 1941
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w180 x h184cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Black, Nature:Animals:sheep, human figure:child:boy, diverse:recurring elements:trunk
  • Technique: tempera
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "PORTINARI BRODOWSKI 1941"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1911
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1358

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