- Julio González 1876–1942
- Original title
- Personnage aerien
- Graphite, crayon and ink on paper
- Support: 318 x 248 mm
- Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972
T01264 Personnage aerien
(Aerial Figure) 1941
Inscribed '11.9.41 | J.G.' b.r.
Pencil, pen and ink and crayon on paper, 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 (31.5 x 24.4)
Presented by Roberta González 1971
Exh: Van Rodin tot Heden, Gemeentemuseum, Arnheim, June-October 1963 (129); Julio González, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Turin, April- May 1967 (91, repr. in colour)
Repr: Ronald Alley, The González Gift to the Tate Gallery (London 1974), p.45
Not listed or reproduced by Gibert. A comparison with some related but slightly more figurative drawings made at the same period (e.g. Gibert, J.G. Dessins: Projets pour Sculptures: Personnages, pp.151, 155, 161) confirms that the forms at the top right are the figure's raised, imploring hands and that the head is on the left.
[All the drawings by Julio González given to the Tate are authenticated on the back by his daughter Roberta González and inscribed with a title and date, or approximate date. The titles are used in the catalogue entries, but the dating has been made more precise wherever possible. (Julio González's drawings are usually dated from about 1934 onwards, but the great majority of the early drawings are undated).]
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.326, reproduced p.326