T01657 Paysage fantastique (Fantastic Landscape)
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.
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