Julio González

Spanish, 1876–1942

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A sculptor and painter, Julio González is best known for his small-scale, abstract iron sculptures. González grew up working in his father’s metalsmith shop, where he learned the techniques of direct metal welding while attending evening art …

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£4.6m, Sotheby's, 2011
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Homme gothique, 1937
Sold on Jun 30, 2021
£437,500
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bronze with dark brown patina
50.17 cm
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£437,500
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Jun 30, 2021
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JULIO GONZÁLEZ (1876-1942) signed and stamped ‘GONZALEZ © HC’ (on the base); stamped with the foundry mark ‘C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE’ (on the base) bronze with dark brown patina Height: 19 ¾ in. (50.1 cm.) Height including base: 22 5/8 in. (57.5 cm.) Original forged iron version executed in 1937; later cast in bronze by Valsuani in an edition of two numbered 1/2-2/2, plus four casts marked 0, 00, EA and HC
Homme gothique, 1937
bronze with dark brown patina
Jun 30, 2021
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£437,500
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50.17 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
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£437,500
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JULIO GONZÁLEZ (1876-1942) signed and stamped ‘GONZALEZ © HC’ (on the base); stamped with the foundry mark ‘C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE’ (on the base) bronze with dark brown patina Height: 19 ¾ in. (50.1 cm.) Height including base: 22 5/8 in. (57.5 cm.) Original forged iron version executed in 1937; later cast in bronze by Valsuani in an edition of two numbered 1/2-2/2, plus four casts marked 0, 00, EA and HC
Woman with a hat, 1927
Sold on Jun 29, 2021
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Graphite on fine paper
20.0 x 29.5 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
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Graphite on fine paper Authenticated on the back by Roberta Gonzalez "Drawing executed by Julio Gonzalez around 1927 / Roberta Gonzalez", studio stamp on the back "jG" h: 29.50 w: 20 cm Pencil on thin paper; authenticated by Roberta Gonzalez on the reverse, studio stamp on the reverse
Woman with a hat, 1927
Graphite on fine paper
Jun 29, 2021
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20.0 x 29.5 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
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Graphite on fine paper Authenticated on the back by Roberta Gonzalez "Drawing executed by Julio Gonzalez around 1927 / Roberta Gonzalez", studio stamp on the back "jG" h: 29.50 w: 20 cm Pencil on thin paper; authenticated by Roberta Gonzalez on the reverse, studio stamp on the reverse
Danseuse à la palette, 1934
Sold on May 13, 2021
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bronze with brown patina
83.19 cm
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$774,000
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May 13, 2021
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Julio González (1876-1942) signed, numbered and stamped with foundry mark 'GONZALEZ © 00 C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the left side) bronze with brown patina Height (including base): 32 ¾ in. (83.1 cm.) Conceived circa 1934 and cast in June 1969.
Danseuse à la palette, 1934
bronze with brown patina
May 13, 2021
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$774,000
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83.19 cm
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May 13, 2021
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$774,000
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Julio González (1876-1942) signed, numbered and stamped with foundry mark 'GONZALEZ © 00 C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the left side) bronze with brown patina Height (including base): 32 ¾ in. (83.1 cm.) Conceived circa 1934 and cast in June 1969.
Danseuse à la palette, 1934
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83.19 cm
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May 13, 2021
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Julio González (1876-1942) signed, numbered and stamped with foundry mark 'GONZALEZ © 00 C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the left side) bronze with brown patina Height (including base): 32 ¾ in. (83.1 cm.) Conceived circa 1934 and cast in June 1969.
Danseuse à la palette, 1934
bronze with brown patina
May 13, 2021
Christie's
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83.19 cm
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May 13, 2021
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Julio González (1876-1942) signed, numbered and stamped with foundry mark 'GONZALEZ © 00 C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the left side) bronze with brown patina Height (including base): 32 ¾ in. (83.1 cm.) Conceived circa 1934 and cast in June 1969.
Nature morte (Bodegón), 1925
Sold on Apr 14, 2021
€7,500
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oil on canvas
27.0 x 22.3 cm
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€7,500
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Apr 14, 2021
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Julio González (1876-1942) signé et daté 'j. Gonzalez 1925' (en bas à gauche); signé et daté indistinctement et inscrit 'j. Gonzalez 1925 Nature-morte' (sur le revers) huile sur toile 22.3 x 27 cm. Peint en 1925 signed and dated 'j. Gonzalez 1925' (lower left); indistinctly signed and dated and inscribed 'j. Gonzalez 1925 Nature-morte' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 8 7/8 x 10 ¾ in. Painted in 1925
Nature morte (Bodegón), 1925
oil on canvas
Apr 14, 2021
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27.0 x 22.3 cm
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€7,500
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Julio González (1876-1942) signé et daté 'j. Gonzalez 1925' (en bas à gauche); signé et daté indistinctement et inscrit 'j. Gonzalez 1925 Nature-morte' (sur le revers) huile sur toile 22.3 x 27 cm. Peint en 1925 signed and dated 'j. Gonzalez 1925' (lower left); indistinctly signed and dated and inscribed 'j. Gonzalez 1925 Nature-morte' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 8 7/8 x 10 ¾ in. Painted in 1925
Figure abstraite, 1942
Sold on Apr 14, 2021
€12,500
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bronze with dark brown patina
31.4 cm
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€12,500
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Apr 14, 2021
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Julio González (1876-1942) signé, numéroté et inscrit 'J. GONZALEZ © E.A. 2/2' (sur le pied arrière gauche) et avec la marque du fondeur 'E. GODARD FondR' (sur le pied arrière droit) bronze à patine brun foncé Hauteur: 31.4 cm. Conçu vers 1942; cette épreuve fondue ultérieurement dans une édition de 6 exemplaires plus 4 épreuves plus une autre épreuve pour la donación González signed, numbered and inscribed 'J. GONZALEZ © E.A. 2/2' (on the left back foot) and with the foundry mark 'E. GODARD FondR' (on the right back foot) bronze with dark brown patina Height: 12 3/8 in. Conceived circa 1942; this bronze cast at a later date in an edition of 6 plus 4 proofs plus another proof for the donación González
Figure abstraite, 1942
bronze with dark brown patina
Apr 14, 2021
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31.4 cm
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€12,500
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Julio González (1876-1942) signé, numéroté et inscrit 'J. GONZALEZ © E.A. 2/2' (sur le pied arrière gauche) et avec la marque du fondeur 'E. GODARD FondR' (sur le pied arrière droit) bronze à patine brun foncé Hauteur: 31.4 cm. Conçu vers 1942; cette épreuve fondue ultérieurement dans une édition de 6 exemplaires plus 4 épreuves plus une autre épreuve pour la donación González signed, numbered and inscribed 'J. GONZALEZ © E.A. 2/2' (on the left back foot) and with the foundry mark 'E. GODARD FondR' (on the right back foot) bronze with dark brown patina Height: 12 3/8 in. Conceived circa 1942; this bronze cast at a later date in an edition of 6 plus 4 proofs plus another proof for the donación González
Nu anxieux, 1940
Sold on Apr 14, 2021
€6,250
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pen and Indian ink and wash and ink on paper
16.8 x 26.6 cm
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€6,250
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Apr 14, 2021
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Julio González (1876-1942) plume et encre de Chine et lavis d'encre sur papier 26.6 x 16.8 cm. Exécuté vers 1940 pen and India ink and wash and ink on paper 10 ½ x 6 5/8 in. Executed circa 1940
Nu anxieux, 1940
pen and Indian ink and wash and ink on paper
Apr 14, 2021
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16.8 x 26.6 cm
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Apr 14, 2021
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€6,250
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Julio González (1876-1942) plume et encre de Chine et lavis d'encre sur papier 26.6 x 16.8 cm. Exécuté vers 1940 pen and India ink and wash and ink on paper 10 ½ x 6 5/8 in. Executed circa 1940
Nu allongé au livre, 1914
Sold on Mar 25, 2021
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bronze with brown patina
21.2 x 8.9 cm
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Mar 25, 2021
Bonhams
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signed, numbered and dated 'Gonzalez © 1914 7/9' (back left) and stamped with the foundry mark 'E. Godard Cire Perdue' (back right) bronze with brown patina 8.9 x 21.2cm (3 1/2 x 8 3/8in). Conceived in 1914, this bronze version cast by the Godard Foundry in an edition numbered 2/9 - 9/9 plus three additional casts: 0, 00 & EA.
Nu allongé au livre, 1914
bronze with brown patina
Mar 25, 2021
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21.2 x 8.9 cm
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Mar 25, 2021
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signed, numbered and dated 'Gonzalez © 1914 7/9' (back left) and stamped with the foundry mark 'E. Godard Cire Perdue' (back right) bronze with brown patina 8.9 x 21.2cm (3 1/2 x 8 3/8in). Conceived in 1914, this bronze version cast by the Godard Foundry in an edition numbered 2/9 - 9/9 plus three additional casts: 0, 00 & EA.
Le couple, 1914
Sold on Mar 25, 2021
£10,200
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bronze with a dark brown patina
17.1 x 13.3 cm
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£10,200
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Mar 25, 2021
Bonhams
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signed 'J. Gonzalez ©' (back left of the base), stamped with the foundry mark 'E. Godard Cire Perdue' and numbered '5/9' (to the reverse of the base) bronze with a dark brown patina 13.3 x 17.1cm (5 1/4 x 6 3/4in). Conceived circa 1914, this bronze version cast by the Godard Foundry in an edition numbered 2/9, 4/9 - 9/9 plus two additional casts: 00 & EA.
Le couple, 1914
bronze with a dark brown patina
Mar 25, 2021
Bonhams
£10,200
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17.1 x 13.3 cm
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Mar 25, 2021
Bonhams
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£10,200
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signed 'J. Gonzalez ©' (back left of the base), stamped with the foundry mark 'E. Godard Cire Perdue' and numbered '5/9' (to the reverse of the base) bronze with a dark brown patina 13.3 x 17.1cm (5 1/4 x 6 3/4in). Conceived circa 1914, this bronze version cast by the Godard Foundry in an edition numbered 2/9, 4/9 - 9/9 plus two additional casts: 00 & EA.
Tête petite, Monthyon, 1934
Sold on Mar 25, 2021
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bronze with brown patina
16.7 cm
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Mar 25, 2021
Bonhams
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signed and stamped with the foundry mark 'J. Gonzalez © E. Godard Cire Perdue' (on the reverse) and inscribed 'E. A.' (to the right side) bronze with brown patina 16.7cm (6 9/16in). high Conceived circa 1934–1936, this bronze version cast by the Godard Foundry.
Tête petite, Monthyon, 1934
bronze with brown patina
Mar 25, 2021
Bonhams
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16.7 cm
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Mar 25, 2021
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signed and stamped with the foundry mark 'J. Gonzalez © E. Godard Cire Perdue' (on the reverse) and inscribed 'E. A.' (to the right side) bronze with brown patina 16.7cm (6 9/16in). high Conceived circa 1934–1936, this bronze version cast by the Godard Foundry.