Catalogue entry

Julio González 1876-1942

T01594 Profil de Jeune Fille à la Coiffe (Profile of a Girl in a Coif) c.1904

Not inscribed
Pastel on paper, 14 5/16 x 10 1/2 (36.3 x 26.7); the paper is very irregular on the left and cut at an angle at the bottom
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Lit: Josette Gibert, Julio González Dessins: Portraits (Paris 1975), p.7 repr. (dated c.1900-10)
Repr: Vicente Aguilera Cerni, Julio Joan Roberta Gonz lez: Itinerario de una Dinastia (Barcelona 1973), pl.85 in colour (dated c.1908-12); Ronald Alley, The González Gift to the Tate Gallery (London 1974), p.21

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).

A profile drawing very similar to this one, apparently of the same girl in the same hat, is reproduced by Gibert (op. cit., p.7) as 'Profile in a Coif No.2'. They can be compared with a further drawing, possibly of the same girl in a different type of head-dress, also in profile to the left, which is reproduced in Gibert, op. cit., p.6 and which is signed 'Jules González', a form of signature which the artist does not seem to have used later than 1904.

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, pp.309-10, reproduced p.309