Joan González

Girl in a White Dress


In Tate Britain

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Joan González 1868–1908
Original title
Jeune femme en robe blanche
Pastel on paper
Support: 321 × 241 mm
Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972

Catalogue entry

Joan González 1868-1908

T01668 Jeune Femme en Robe blanche (Girl in a White Dress) c.1908

Not inscribed
Pastel on cream paper, 12 5/8 x 9 1/2 (31.8 x 24.2)
Presented by Roberta González 1972

The costumes in this and the two drawings T01675 and T01644, with the waist at high or natural level and the posture upright, indicate a late date and according to Mrs. Ginsburg are unlikely to be earlier than 1908. (Joan González died at the end of March that year). These drawings therefore provide a key to his late style and confirm a late dating for landscapes such as T01669 and nude studies such as T01670 and T01671. With the exception of T01644, all are executed on paper of the same size and type, possibly sheets from the same sketchbook.

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, pp.307-8, reproduced p.308

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