Julio González

Apple Picking


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Julio González 1876–1942
Original title
La Cueillette de pommes
Pastel on paper
Support: 378 × 295 mm
Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972

Catalogue entry

Julio González 1876-1942

T01600 La Cueillette de Pommes (Apple-picking) c.1919-20

Not inscribed
Pastel on brown paper, 14 7/8 x 11 9/16 (37.8 x 29.4)
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Lit: Josette Gibert, Julio González Dessins: Scènes Paysannes (Paris 1975), p.46 repr. (dated c.1919-20)

There are altogether about twenty pastels of c.1919-20 of peasants gathering apples, including several which are dated 1919.

[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.312, reproduced p.312


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