FCO-93

The Baptism of JesusSmall-scale color sketch

[1952]

code

FCO-93

CR Number

3164

dimensions

36 x 25.5 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

gouache

Artwork Surface

paper
Mentions
Is Part Of

EMPTY LABEL

Title
The Baptism of Jesus
Description
Composition in blue, green tones, earthy, ochre, rose, gray and white. Smooth texture. The composition is baptism It depicts Jesus. In the foreground on the left, old man figure, from the front, slightly off to the right, with beard and long clothes. Safe hands, at chest height, kind of cloak and looks toward Jesus, who is in the center foreground. Jesus faces, feet in the water without defined facial features. Wears just a drape attached to the waist, has his on the right hand over the heart and over his head there is a dove. On the right figure of St. John the Baptist profile to the left, without defined facial features, standing on a rock, wearing just a drape attached to the waist. With secure staff on the left hand with cross on the edge, and with the on the right, small glass with water pouring over the head of Jesus. In the background, on the right group of six elderly people with beards and faces defined. Background with geometrical river and lanscape areas.
Location Created
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Artwork Function
Small-scale color sketchArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Small-scale color sketch for the panel “The Baptism of Jesus” [FCO 2779]
Art Form
PaintingArtFormType
Art Medium
gouacheArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
paperArtworkSurfaceType
Technique
Support affixed to brown cardboard.
Certificate
79
DN Number
2
Collection
Previous Collection
Partner's Suporte Empresarial adquiridaCollection
Height
25.5
Width
36
Annotation
Stamped signature in bottom right corner "PORTINARI*". Undated
Annotation Family
At bottom edge, inscriptions by Maria Portinari "Maquete para o Batismo de Jesus, de autoria de Candido Portinari  Pintura na Matriz de Batatais. Autenticada por Maria Victoria Portinari” and "Nº 370”. On reverse, "DN 2”.

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