Composition in the earthy shades, blue, ochre, red, yellow and white. Smooth texture. Composition representing bust of Jesus in front, occupying almost the entire support area against earthy background. He is facing and has folded hands with the palms facing forward. It has angular face, fair beard, dark hair, dark eyes and broad forehead, deep look, facing left. Wears blue clothes and chest sees the Sacred Heart red with green cross on top and crown of thorns around it. Flush around the head and heart. The paint is placed in the center of a baroque hostensório in gold painted wood.


  • Title: Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Date: 1959
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w11.4 x h13.7cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: religious:Jesus, religious:Jesus:Sacred Heart
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 59"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5599
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4567

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