Composition in gray, earthy, blue, rose and black tones. Smooth texture in the background, thick on the figure. Composition representing black girl sitting on the floor in earthy tones, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition, against blue sky. The girl faces forward, has short, black and curly hair with a strain over her forhead, hair tied with a large rose ribbon bow with black polka dots. She has a rounded face, suggested facial features, thin neck. Arm slightly bent on the right, hand on her lap, and left arm along the body with hand on knee. Bent legs with knees apart and bare feet, close together. She wears a rose dress with black polka dot, square neckline and Japanese sleeves. Ground on earthy-gray tones. Darker blue sky near the top edge of the composition, clearing down.


  • Title: Sitting Girl
  • Date: 1943
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w60 x h74cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:mulatto, human figure:child:girl
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "PORTINARI 943"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3098
  • Inscription: On back of frame, inscription "49”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1770

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