Julio GonzálezFigure with a White Rectangle 1937

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Artist
Julio González (1876‑1942)
Title
Figure with a White Rectangle
Personnage au rectangle blanc
Date 1937
MediumInk, paper and graphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 327 x 254 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972
Reference
T01612
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Julio González1876-1942

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… (read more)

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