Catalogue entry

Julio González 1876-1942

T01591 Jeune Femme endormie (Sleeping Girl) c.1904-5

Not inscribed
Pastel on pink paper, 18 7/8 x 12 1/4 (48 x 31)
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Exh: Julio González: Drawings and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York, touring exhibition, November 1968-January 1971 (2, repr.) as 'The Sleeper (the artist's sister)' c.1905
Lit: Josette Gibert, Julio González Dessins: Portraits (Paris 1975), p.15 repr. (dated c.1906-10)

This drawing was included in the Museum of Modern Art's touring exhibition of 1968-71 as a portrait of one of the artist's sisters (presumably his younger sister Lola, born in 1874), but the likeness is inconclusive. She seems to be the girl who also posed for T01592 (the recto).

[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.309, reproduced p.309