Candido Portinari (1903-1962)

Sacrificio de Abraham

Candido Portinari (1903-1962)
Sacrificio de Abraham
signed and dated 'Portinari 1939' lower left
oil on canvas
18 x 15in. (45.7 x 38cm.)
Painted in 1939
Acquired from the artist by the original owner
Leon Berestianu, São Paulo
Bequeathed to the Albert Einstein Hospital, São Paulo
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, Latin American Art, May 17-18, 1988, lot 72 (illustrated in color)
Rio de Janeiro, Museo Nacional de Belas Artes/MNBA, Portinari, 1939, n.n.
Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Portinari of Brazil, Aug. 16-Sept. 30, 1940, n. 27 (lent to the exhibition by the artist). This exhibition also traveled to New York, Museum of Modern Art, Oct. 8-Nov. 17, 1940
Lisbon, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Ponte Sobre Os Mares, Exposição Integrada no 1 Congresso da Cooperação, Dec. 20, 1988-Jan. 31, 1989, n.n. (illustrated in color)
Lisbon, Icaro Galeria de Arte, Diaspora, March 22-May 6, 1989, n.n. (illustrated in color)

Lot Essay

This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's oeuvre being prepared by the Projeto Portinari, Rio de Janeiro