T01609 Personnage allongé à la Grande Main(Reclining Figure with a Large Hand) 1936
Inscribed 'J.G. | 1936' b.l.
Pen and crayon on paper, 7 5/8 x 11 1/8 (19.2 x 28.3)
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Lit:Josette Gibert, Julio González Dessins: Projets pour Sculptures: Personnages(Paris 1975), p.23 repr.
Repr:Ronald Alley, The González Gift to the Tate Gallery(London 1974), p.29
This is one of at least four drawings (Gibert, op.cit., pp.23-5) related to the welded iron sculpture 'Reclining Figure' of about 1936 and probably done as preliminary studies. Three of these drawings are dated 1936, but without an exact date, and the fourth is undated. There is also an undated oil painting on the same theme, again with variations…