FCO-358

Birth of JesusStudy

c.1931

code

FCO-358

CR Number

240

dimensions

23 x 16 cm

Art Form

Drawing

Art Medium

lead pencil

Artwork Surface

paper
Mentions

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Birth of Jesus
Description
Composition in black and white. Predominance of contour lines and some shaded. In the center of the composition, the Madonna with Baby Jesus in her lap. The saint is crouched on a kind of cloth lying on the ground, facing, head turned to the left. The baby Jesus is lying with his head circumvented by halo, turned to the left. At the upper right corner, head of a donkey profile to the left. To the left of the composition, sketch of a church, two palm trees and hills.
Artwork Function
StudyArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Study for the drawing “Nativity Scene” [FCO 2452]
Art Form
DrawingArtFormType
Art Medium
lead pencilArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
paperArtworkSurfaceType
Technique
Work executed on back of a reproduction of a work by painter Vermeer.
Certificate
462
DN Number
380
Height
16
Width
23
Annotation
Stamped signature at bottom left "Portinari*". Undated
Annotation Family
At bottom left edge, inscription by Maria Portinari "Desenho de autoria de Candido Portinari, autenticado por Maria Victoria Portinari”. In bottom right corner, inscriptions "DN 380” and "Nº 808”.

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