Composition unidentified tones. Texture unidentified. It depicts crying boy, occupying almost the height of the support. The boy is in the center of the composition, standing in front with his on the left leg forward and on the right turn to the right. With both hands secure the tip of the shirt you're wearing, covering his face. It is naked from the waist down and barefoot. Background with irregular geometric areas.


  • Title: Orphan
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w54.5 x h194cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, human figure:child:boy
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4267
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3529

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