Not on display
- Julio González 1876–1942
- Original title
- Ink, graphite and watercolour on paper
- Support: 260 × 194 mm
- Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972
Inscribed '25-4-41 | J.G.' b.l.
Pencil, pen and wash on paper, 10 1/4 x 7 5/8 (26 x 19.4), dimensions slightly irregular
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Lit: Josette Gibert, Julio González Dessins: Les Maternités (Paris 1975), p.84 repr.
This appears to be conceived as a project for a sheet iron sculpture similar to the 'Montserrat' of 1937. It is one of a series of related studies made over the period 22 April to 5 June 1941 (Gibert, op. cit., pp.82-92) which show the figures gradually becoming more and more agitated and distorted. An unfinished pen and wash drawing dated two days earlier (Gibert, op. cit., p.84) is particularly close.
[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.324, reproduced p.324