Joan González Fantastic Landscape c.1906–7

Artwork details

Artist
Joan González 1868–1908
Title
Fantastic Landscape
Paysage fantastique
Date c.1906–7
Medium Pastel on paper
Dimensions Support: 327 x 502 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972
Reference
T01657
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Joan González 1868-1908

T01657 Paysage fantastique (Fantastic Landscape) c.1906-7

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Pastel on paper, 12 7/8 x 19 3/4 (32.6 x 50.2)
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Repr: Pierre Descargues, Joan González (Paris 1971), p.77 (dated 1902-4); Vicente Aguilera Cerni, Julio Joan Roberta González: Itinerario de una Dinastía (Barcelona 1973), pl.68 (dated c.1904-7); Ronald Alley, The González Gift to the Tate Gallery (London 1974), p.12

This landscape and T01651 seem to have been inspired by the majestic spectacle and awe-inspiring rocks of Montserrat near Barcelona, for which Joan González expressed great admiration in his notes. Both were therefore probably executed after his return to Spain in 1906.

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.306, reproduced p.306


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