Composition in blue, ochre, rose, earthy black, green and white. A cobbler sitting on a bench, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition against blue background. The cobbler is facing forward, his head tilted to the right; he is dark skinned, face without defined features, very long neck. His arms are folded, his right hand suggests that he is holding a rose shoe, the left hand holds an indefinite instrument and his legs are spread. He wears a half sleeve shirt, white pants and black shoes. On the ground, represented by rose tiles, among cobbler's legs, little undefined shaped instrument. Blue toned background.


  • Title: Cobbler
  • Date: 1941
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w15.8 x h17.3cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:workers:shoemaker, Brazilian Culture:popular types:shoemaker, human figure:man
  • Technique: gouache
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right edge "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1056
  • Inscription: On reverse, rough sketch of machine for stretching leather possibly by the artist; inscription by Maria Portinari "‘Sapateiro’ maquete original de autoria de Candido Portinari – Rio de Janeiro 23 de novembro 1970 Maria Victoria Portinari”; notarized signature.
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for the painting “Brodowski Cobbler” [FCO 1200]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1353

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