• Impressionist/Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 7832

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 229

    Julio González (1876-1942)

    Etude pour Personnage allongé

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    Julio González (1876-1942)
    Etude pour Personnage allongé
    wax crayon, pen and ink and pencil on paper
    7½ x 10 3/8 in. (19.2 x 26.2 cm.)
    Executed in 1936


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    Philippe Grimminger has confirmed the authenticity of this drawing.

    This study is one of a series of drawings that González executed circa 1936 (J. Gibert, Projets pour sculptures personnages, pp. 21-25), which relates to the sculpture Personnage allongé I, circa 1936 (Merkert no. 207).

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    Provenance

    The artist's estate.
    Galerie Beyeler, Basel, until at least 1983.
    Jeffrey Hoffeld & Co., New York (no. 488).
    Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 1 December 1987, lot 395.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Literature

    J. Merkert, Julio González, Catalogue raisonné des sculptures, Milan, 1987, no. 207.D1 (illustrated p. 224).


    Exhibited

    Basel, Galerie Beyeler, González, Sculptures, dessins, November 1982 - January 1983, no. 51.
    New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Julio González, A Retrospective, March - May 1983, no. 181 (illustrated p. 154); this exhibition later travelled to Frankfurt, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut and Berlin, Akademie der Künste.
    Lugano, Galleria Pieter Coray, Il segno degli scultori, 1988, no. 23 (illustrated p. 40).
    Zaragoza, Museo Pablo Gargallo, Debujos de escultores, April - May 1989, no. 23 (illustrated p. 44).
    Zurich, Art Focus, Julio González: A Retrospective Exhibition of Sculpture and Works on Paper, March - April 2002; this exhibition later travelled to New York, Dickinson Roundell.