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