T01608 Visage sévère(Stern Face) 1936
Inscribed 'J.G. | 1936' b.l.
Pen and watercolour on off-white paper, 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 (24 x 16)
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Lit:Josette Gibert, Julio González Dessins: Projets pour Sculptures: Figures(Paris 1975), p.89 repr.
This is from a large series of drawings of stylised heads done in 1936-7, of which some thirty or so are rather similar in treatment to this work, with block-like forms and cubic, angular planes (see Gibert, op. cit., especially pp.64-8 and 90). All those most closely related are dated 1936 and some, probably done a little later than this and showing a more abstracted stage, have a precise date between 20 and 25 October…