Julio González Peasant with a Large Pitchfork c.1920

Artwork details

Artist
Julio González 1876–1942
Title
Peasant with a Large Pitchfork
Paysan à la grande fourche
Date c.1920
Medium Pastel on paper
Dimensions Support: 279 x 479 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972
Reference
T01602
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Julio González 1876-1942

T01602 Paysan à la Grande Fourche (Peasant with a Large Pitchfork) c.1903-14

Not inscribed
Pastel on off-white paper, 11 x 8 7/8 (28 x 22.5) Presented by Roberta González 1972
Lit: Josette Gibert, Julio González Dessins: Scènes Paysannes (Paris 1975), p.17 repr. (dated c.1903-14)

Gibert, op. cit., p.17 reproduces another, very similar drawing of what appears to be the same man performing the same action, but seen from the other side.

[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).]

Published in:
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.310, reproduced p.310


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