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- Joan González 1868–1908
- Original title
- Paysage dit 'La Grille'
- Gouache on paper
- Support: 470 x 610 mm
- Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972
T01652 Paysage dit 'La Grille' (Landscape known as 'The Iron Gate') 1904
Inscribed 'JG | 1904' b.l.
Gouache on paper, 19 x 24 1/4 (48.2 x 61.7)
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Repr: Pierre Descargues, Joan González (Paris 1971), p.69 in colour
With the possible exception of the pen and ink figure drawings of 1902, Joan González's main group of dated works is a small series of gouaches and ink drawings of 1904 depicting an arid stony landscape, with dry stone walls and scattered clumps of trees. They were probably based on memories of Catalonia, and two of them may have been the works exhibited at the Salon d'Automne in October-November 1904 as 'Landscape (Memory of my Country).'
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.303-4, reproduced p.304