T01612 Personnage au Rectangle blanc(Figure with a White Rectangle) 1937
Inscribed 'J.G. | 1937 | 4-4' b.l. (the initials and year in ink, '4-4' in pencil)
Pen, collage and pencil on green-blue paper, 12 7/8 x 10 (32.6 x 25.3)
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Lit:Josette Gibert, Julio González Dessins: Projets pour Sculptures: Personnages(Paris 1975), p.46 repr.
Repr:Ronald Alley, The González Gift to the Tate Gallery(London 1974), p.33
The forms in this drawing are related to the welded iron sculpture 'Daphne' which is believed to date from 1933-4, and it is one of six drawings (Gibert, op. cit., pp.44-6) done in 1937 as later variants on this theme, based on the myth of Daphne turning into a tree…