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- Julio González 1876–1942
- Original title
- Le Grand Arbre
- Pastel on paper
- Support: 629 x 260 mm
- Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972
T01597 Le Grand Arbre
(Large Tree) 1919
Inscribed 'González | 1919' b.l.
Pastel on brown paper, 14 3/4 x 10 1/4 (37.4 x 26)
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Lit: Josette Gibert, Julio González Dessins: Scènes Paysannes (Paris 1975), p.39 repr.
González exhibited six pastels at the Salon des Indépendants in 1920, but they were all listed simply as 'Pastel' and it has not been possible to identify them.
[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, p.312, reproduced p.312