Composition in tones earthy, ashes (predominant), ochre and red. Smooth texture. Portrait of bust of a man, against dark background. The portrayed is 3/4 with the trunk facing right, and the head slightly forward. It has long face, short dark hair combed to the left side, mingling with the background. Broad forehead, shaded eyebrows, almond-shaped eyes facing forward, straight nose with reflection to the long, thin lips, the chin, slightly rose and gray shaded faces in the beard area. wear white jacket, collared shirt and tie. Plain background in tone dark earthy.


  • Title: Portrait of Humberto Cozzo
  • Date: 1929
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w50.5 x h62.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: portrait:man
  • Technique: oil
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2826
  • Notes: Work is dated 1930, but was actually made in 1929.
  • Inscription: Signed and dated in dedication in top left corner "AO COZZO O PORTINARI 930 [sic]”. On reverse, rectangular area painted white with inscription "Este meu retrato, pintado por Portinari em 1930 [sic], foi o último trabalho da sua primeira fa[s]e. Logo em seguida embarcou para Europa em gozo do prêmio de viagem que lhe foi conferido pelo Salão de B. Artes Humberto Cozzo”.
  • Function: This portrait, like that of the sitter’s wife, “Portrait of Yolanda Cozzo” [FCO 2825], was done in exchange for the tuxedo Portinari took to Europe after winning the Trip Prize.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-158

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