T01634 Maisons et Ciel
(Houses and Sky) 1941
Inscribed '5.8.41 | J.G.' b.l.
Pastel on off-white paper, 6 1/4 x 9 3/8 (15.7 x 23.9)
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Exh: Julio González, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, April-May 1955 (174); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, May-June 1955 (174)
Lit: Josette Gibert, Julio González Dessins: Paysages (Paris 1975), p.114 repr.
This is almost certainly one of the little hamlets near González's country property at Monthion, some 25 miles east of Paris.
[All the drawings by Julio González given to the Tate are authenticated on the back by his daughter Roberta González 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 González'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, pp.325-6, reproduced p.325