Joan González

Landscape Known As ‘The Iron Gate’


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Joan González 1868–1908
Original title
Paysage dit 'La Grille'
Gouache on paper
Support: 470 × 610 mm
Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972

Catalogue entry

Joan González 1868-1908

T01652 Paysage dit 'La Grille' (Landscape known as 'The Iron Gate') 1904

Inscribed 'JG | 1904' b.l.
Gouache on paper, 19 x 24 1/4 (48.2 x 61.7)
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Repr: Pierre Descargues, Joan González (Paris 1971), p.69 in colour

With the possible exception of the pen and ink figure drawings of 1902, Joan González's main group of dated works is a small series of gouaches and ink drawings of 1904 depicting an arid stony landscape, with dry stone walls and scattered clumps of trees. They were probably based on memories of Catalonia, and two of them may have been the works exhibited at the Salon d'Automne in October-November 1904 as 'Landscape (Memory of my Country).'

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.303-4, reproduced p.304

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