Joan González

The Enclosure (The Wall of Enclosure)


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Joan González 1868–1908
Original title
La Clôture (Le Mur de clôture)
Pastel on paper
Support: 324 × 495 mm
Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972

Catalogue entry

Joan González 1868-1908

T01677 La Clôture or Le Mur de Clôture (The Enclosure or The Wall of the Enclosure) c.1905-6

Inscribed 'J. González' b.l.
Pastel on blue paper, 12 3/4 x 19 1/2 (32.5 x 49.5)
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Repr: Vicente Aguilera Cerni, Julio Joan Roberta González: Itinerario de una Dinastía (Barcelona 1973), pl.75 in colour (dated c.1905); Ronald Alley, The González Gift to the Tate Gallery (London 1974), p.11

This pastel, T01678 and one in the Louvre called 'Woman at her Toilet in a Landscape' are all similar in style and have the same form of signature. They must have been made within a short time of one another, but are difficult to date exactly owing to the fact that there is no dated work later than 1905. They differ from the drawings done at the very end of his life such as T01668 and T01675, and can be tentatively dated c.1905-6.

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.305-6, reproduced p.306

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