Joan GonzálezCouple in the Undergrowth c.1900-1

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Joan González (1868‑1908)
Couple in the Undergrowth
Couple dans les sous-bois
Date c.1900-1
MediumInk and watercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 324 x 502 mm
Acquisition Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Catalogue entry

Joan González1868-1908

T01640 Couple dans les Sous-Bois(Couple in the Undergrowth) c.1900-1

Not inscribed
India ink wash on paper, 12 3/4 x 19 3/4 (32.4 x 50)
Presented by Roberta González 1972

Joan González's development is difficult to establish with any completeness and has to be based mainly on a small number of dated drawings of 1902, 1903, 1904 or 1905. None of the few drawings exhibited in his lifetime has so far been identified. Roberta González inscribed all the drawings she gave to the Tate on the back with a title and date, or approximate date (usually an approximation such as c.1904-7); but she never met her uncle and had no first-hand knowledge of his work. The titles given in these catalogue entries [T01640-T01679] are the ones used by her, but the chronology has been revised through a comparison with other dated works, a study of the costumes and so on… (read more)

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