FCO-2952

The Holy Family

1956

code

FCO-2952

CR Number

4087

dimensions

19.5 x 19.5 cm

Art Form

Drawing

Art Medium

lead pencil

Artwork Surface

Bristol board

EMPTY LABEL

Title
The Holy Family
Description
Composition in black and white. Dashed in different directions and parallel boundary lines. In a stable It depicts the birth of Jesus made up of the holy family and three animals. In the center of the composition, the family sets slight diagonal from the left to the right and from front to back. The baby Jesus is lying on the floor with his head on the leg of Mary. This holds with both hands at arms and sits on the feet, legs turned to the right and head forward with veil over her shoulders and long sleeve dress. Behind her, kneeling and with his hand on his shoulder, Saint Joseph with the head turned to the left and using sort of cassock. Flanking the family, on the left, an ox standing with the body 3/4 facing right and head forward and to the right a little donkey in the same steer position, with ears pricked and body facing left. Ahead of the little donkey, far on the right, a profile of pork puppy on the left. All figures are filled by dashed parallel in different directions, with the ground the same treatment. Behind the steer on the left, a trough bottom and the stable structure.
Themes 11
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Art Form
DrawingArtFormType
Art Medium
lead pencilArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
Bristol boardArtworkSurfaceType
Technique
Support affixed to yellow cardboard.
Previous Collection
Height
19.5
Width
19.5
Dimension Notes
precisão: aproximadas
Annotation
Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 56"
Annotation Others
On back of frame, label "60-PORTINARI, Cândido 1903-1962. Sagrada Família, desenho, as. dat. 1956 inf. dir. 19,5 x 20”; inscriptions "2MA” and "1714”; handwritten label "60”.

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