Julio Gonzalez 1876-1942
T01617 Tête au Long Cou(Head with a Long Neck) 1939
Inscribed '1-2-39 | J.G.' b.l.
Pen, ink and crayon on buff paper, 13 x 9 1/2 (33 x 24.2)
Presented by Roberta Gonzalez 1972
Lit:Josette Gibert, Julio Gonzalez Dessins: Scènes Paysannes(Paris 1975), p.344 repr.
Gibert, op. cit., pp.342-3 reproduces two drawings done the previous day which are earlier versions of the same theme.
This drawing and T01618-20 are examples of Gonzalez's various experiments with invented heads - paraphrases of the human head - from late 1938 onwards.
[All the drawings by Julio Gonzalez given to the Tate are authenticated on the back by his daughter Roberta Gonzalez and inscribed with a title and date, or approximate date. The titles are used in the catalogue entries, but the dating has been made more precise wherever possible. (Julio Gonzalez's drawings are usually dated from about 1934 onwards, but the great majority of the early drawings are undated).]
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.319, reproduced p.319