T01619 Tête au V
(V-Shaped Head) 1939
Inscribed '7-11-39 | J.G.' b.l.
Ink and wash and pencil on paper, 16 x 12 (40.6 x 30.5)
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Lit: Josette Gibert, Julio González Dessins: Scènes Paysannes (Paris 1975), p.349 repr.
Repr: Ronald Alley, The González Gift to the Tate Gallery (London 1974), p.38
There are two earlier drawings of similar forms (Gibert, op. cit., pp.345 and 346), one dated 28 June 1939 known as 'Head of a Shrieking Snail' and the other dated 29 June 1939 and known as 'Head with a Horn'.
[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).]
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.320, reproduced p.320