FCO-487

Caricature of Bishop

c.1931

code

FCO-487

CR Number

248

dimensions

8 x 16 cm

Art Form

Drawing

Art Medium

gouacheIndia ink penIndia ink brush

Artwork Surface

paper

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Caricature of Bishop
Description
Composition in black, white and red tones. Few lines and strokes defining volume. Caricature of bishop, against dark background. Fat figure full-length, standing and facing. Pear-shaped face with skull cap on his head, floppy ears, short forehead, eyebrows marked by zigzag, small eyes, broad nose, and full lips closed and chin confused with large jowls. Some shaving points can be perceived. wear buttoned the cloth at the front and at the neck, with cross paste; the arms are not outlined in the composition being the volume of the body occupying the whole width of the support. Huge feet, shoes with black shoes. The on the right foot is a little more forward than the on the left, suggesting that the bishop would be walking.
Art Form
DrawingArtFormType
Art Medium
gouacheArtMediumType
India ink penArtMediumType
India ink brushArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
paperArtworkSurfaceType
DN Number
344
Height
16
Width
8
Annotation
Stamped signature at bottom right edge "Portinari*". Undated
Annotation Family
On reverse, lines possibly by the artist; authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 344” and "Nº 854”.

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