FCO-2312

The Flight to EgyptIllustration

1931

code

FCO-2312

CR Number

239

dimensions

54 x 35 cm

Art Form

Drawing

Art Medium

watercolorlead pencilIndia ink pen

Artwork Surface

paper

EMPTY LABEL

Title
The Flight to Egypt
Description
Composition in black tones, blue, red, yellow, green and gray. Black contour lines, some shaded graphite and forms colored watercolors. Representation of Our Lady with the Child Jesus in her arms, mounted on donkey, seeing to the bottom, on the right concentration of small buildings of door and window. In the foreground, center, Our Lady of front sitting on the donkey's back represented nearly edge-on to the left, and with lying in her lap the Child Jesus. Above the head of the Virgin, five-pointed star, white center and outline in blue with watery watercolor all around. Below the star, halo yellow with black outline. Figure represented without indicating facial features, head contour in black, face and neck shaded graphite. Large blue robe over his head falling over the body and covering up part of this. Child lying in her lap, profile toward the head of the Virgin, with the body covered by the mantle and head with hint of blond curls. Ass black with rose accents and blue. On the floor, three yellow flowers with green leaves two on the left and two on the right. In the background, horizon line in green and black, starting elevation to the left and set of port facilities and the on the right window appearing to be on the small hill.
Award
This is one of the artist’s first three illustrations to be published. See also the works “Nativity Scene” [FCO 2452] and “A Christmas Night” [FCO 4854].
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Artwork Function Description
Illustration for the “Bazar” magazine
Art Form
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India ink penArtMediumType
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paperArtworkSurfaceType
Previous Collection
Ernani Leiloeiro adquiridaCollection
Height
35
Width
54
Dimension Notes
precisão: aproximadas
Annotation
Signed and dated at bottom right "C. PORTINARI 931"
Annotation Others
On reverse, label from Galeria da Praça framing house.

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