FCO-360

Christ and the Adulteress

1920

code

FCO-360

CR Number

4

dimensions

45 x 63 cm

Art Medium

charcoal

Artwork Surface

paper

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Christ and the Adulteress
Description
Composition in black and white. Lines defining contours and shading setting volume. In the center of the composition, figure of Jesus standing, 3/4 facing left, wearing robe with wide sleeves and well woman sitting, leaning against her legs. The head of Jesus is slightly upward, has open arms, and the on the right is more or less stretched forward and the on the left stretched down next to the body and on the right foot wearing sandals. To the right of the composition, woman sitting in front, leaning against the leg of Jesus. Its trunk is covered half, lowered head and on the left hand on the chin. Suggests using long dress and kind of cap. Might background.
General Info
Portinari did this work during his studies at the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes / ENBA based on Rodolfo Bernardelli’s sculpture “Cristo e a Adúltera” (1878-1879), from the collection of the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro.
Related Event 2
Related Document 7
Art Medium
charcoalArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
paperArtworkSurfaceType
Certificate
1264
DN Number
7
Notes Collection
Alcino Guedes received this drawing as a gift from an Italian friend, but decided to give it to Portinari in light of the artist’s interest in recovering it. In return, Portinari gave Alcino Guedes the work “Widow” [FCO 2667]
Height
63
Width
45
Annotation
Signed and dated at bottom right "CPortinari Rio 920"
Annotation Family
On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 7” and "Nº 363”.

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