Catalogue entry

Joan González 1868-1908

T01659 L'Arbre noir (Black Tree) 1903

Inscribed 'JG | 1903' b.r.
Black and white pastel on blue paper, 19 3/4 x 25 5/8 (50.2 x 65)
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Repr: Vicente Aguilera Cerni, Julio Joan Roberta González: Itinerario de una Dinastía (Barcelona 1973), pl.422; Ronald Alley, The González Gift to the Tate Gallery (London 1974), p.9

This seems to be Joan González's only dated work of 1903 and is therefore of particular interest as a guide to his style in that year. It was clearly done from imagination or memory, and not directly from nature.

Published in:
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.302, reproduced p.302