Julio González

Figure of Terror II


Not on display

Julio González 1876–1942
Original title
Personnage terrible II
Graphite, watercolour and ink on paper
Support: 321 × 241 mm
Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972

Catalogue entry

Julio González 1876-1942

T01263 Personnage terrible II (Figure of Terror II) 1941

Inscribed '25-4-41 | J.G.' b.l.
Pencil, pen and ink and wash on paper, 12 5/8 x 9 5/8 (32 x 24.3)
Presented by Roberta González 1971
Exh: Julio González, Museum of Modern Art, New York, February-April 1956 (82, repr.) as 'Figure of Terror II'; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, May-June 1956 (82, repr.); Französische Zeichnungen des XX. Jahrhunderts, Kunsthalle, Hamburg, September-November 1959 (96); 2. Internationale der Zeichnung, Mathildehöhe, Darmstadt, July-September 1967 (171)
Lit: Josette Gibert, Julio González Dessins: Projets pour Sculptures: Personnages (Paris 1975), p.139 repr.
Repr: Léon Degand, González (Cologne-Berlin 1956), pl.32; Ronald Alley, The González Gift to the Tate Gallery (London 1974), p.42

Drawn on the same day as T01630. 'Figure of Terror' (Gibert, op. cit., p.133) is a drawing in pen and wash dated 20 February 1941 which is not directly related to this work.

[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.324, reproduced p.324

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