Catalogue entry

Julio González 1876-1942

T01626 Maternité grave (Solemn Maternity) 1940

Inscribed '18-5-40 | J.G.' b.l.
Pen, pencil and wash on paper, 19 x 112 5/8 (48.1 x 32)
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Exh: Espagña Libre, Rimini, Florence, Ferrara, Reggio Emilia and Venice, August 1964-May 1965 (works not numbered)
Lit: Josette Gibert, Julio González Dessins: Les Maternités (Paris 1975), p.80 repr.

The mask-like head is very similar to T01621 and to several other drawings of masks made about the same time.

[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.322, reproduced p.322