Joan González

Woman with an Eye-Glass


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Joan González 1868–1908
Original title
Femme au lorgnon
Ink and watercolour on paper
Support: 317 × 241 mm
Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972

Catalogue entry

Joan González 1868-1908

T01645 Femme au Lorgnon (Woman with an Eye-Glass) c.1902-3

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Black ink and watercolour on thin, off-white card, 12 5/8 x 9 5/8 (32 x 24.3)
Presented by Roberta González 1972
Repr: Vicente Aguilera Cerni, Julio Joan Roberta González: Itinerario de una Dinastía (Barcelona 1973), pl.24 in colour (dated c.1902-6) Ronald Alley, The González Gift to the Tate Gallery (London 1974), p.8

This somewhat resembles several pen and ink drawings of figures dated 1902, but is more freely executed and therefore perhaps slightly later. A dating of 1902-3 for this, T01658, T01673 and T01665 has been confirmed from the costumes by Mrs Madeleine B. Ginsburg.

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.301, reproduced p.301

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