Auction Closed

July 28, 08:20 PM GMT


300,000 - 500,000 GBP

Lot Details



1876 - 1942


inscribed J. Gonzalez ©, numbered and with the foundry mark E. Godard Fond.


height (not including base): 119cm., 46⅞in.

Executed in iron in 1931 and cast in bronze at a later date in a numbered edition of 2 plus 4 casts marked 0, 00, EA and HC. This example was cast on 13th February 1985.

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Julio González Administration.

Estate of the artist

Galerie de France, Paris (acquired from the above in 1988)

Sale: Briest, Paris, 26th November 1993, lot 28

Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

H. Curjel, 'Julio González', in Werk, Winterthur, no. 3, March 1970, fig. 2, iron version illustrated p. 206 (as dating from circa 1931-34) 

V. Aguilera Cerni, Julio, Joan, Roberta González - Itinerario de una dinastia, Barcelona, 1973, no. 438, iron version illustrated p. 337

J. Withers, Julio González, Sculpture in Iron, New York, 1978, no. 52, iron version listed p. 161

W. Schnell, 'Zeichen als bildhauerisches Prinzip. Julio González: Plastiken, Zeichnungen, Kunstgewerbe', in Kunstforum International, vol. 66, Cologne, October 1983, iron version illustrated p. 152

Selezione: sculture e disegni, Lugano, 1984, no. 9, another cast illustrated n.p.

J. Merkert, Julio González. Catalogue raisonné des sculptures, Milan, 1987, no. 130, iron version illustrated and the present cast listed p. 121

M. García Maruri, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao: guía ,Bilbao, 2011, no. 112, iron version illustrated p. 160