Julio González

Peasant Gardening


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Julio González 1876–1942
Original title
Paysanne jardinant
Pastel on paper
Support: 324 × 251 mm
Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972

Catalogue entry

Julio González 1876-1942

T01593 Paysanne jardinant (Peasant Woman gardening) c.1906-10

Not inscribed
Pastel on cream paper, 12 3/4 x 9 7/8 (32.5 x 25.2)
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Exh: Joan González, Julio González, Roberta González, Sala de Santa Catalina del Ateneo, Madrid, 1968 (works not listed); Palacio de la Virreina, Barcelona, 1968 (works not listed)
Lit: Josette Gibert, Julio González Dessins: Scènes Paysannes (Paris 1975), p.16 repr. (dated c.1903-14)

This drawing seems likely on style to be a work of about 1906-10, and is perhaps of about the same period as T01602, 'Peasant with a Large Pitchfork'.

[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.310, reproduced p.310

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