Untitled 4

G0113

Untitled 4

Ref Num.:G0113

Details


Date: 1940

Typology: Graphic work

Technique: Etching

Dimensions: 12.7x15cm (platemark)

Signed: “Nogues” bottom right

Location


Description


Nogués’ last engraving. It is the only one that is a portrait. It is a utilitarian print that the French call a "gravure d’occasion”. There is an inscription in the border that reads: “Fanny Pérez Angelón / Noviembre de 1940”.

Provenance


_

Exhibitions


_

Bibliography


Jaume Pla, Els gravats de Xavier Nogués, Fundació Xavier Nogués, Barcelona, 1960, cat. proof number 4, plate 191


Untitled 3

G0112

Untitled 3

Ref Num.:G0112

Details


Date: 1932

Typology: Graphic work

Technique: Etching and drypoint

Dimensions: 13.6x19.5cm (platemark)

Signed: _

Location


Description


Small drypoint engraving with touches of aquatint consisting of two studies for the book «The Three-Cornered Hat». Printed from a single plate.

Provenance


_

Exhibitions


_

Bibliography


Jaume Pla, Els gravats de Xavier Nogués, Fundació Xavier Nogués, Barcelona, 1960, cat. proof number 3, plate 191


Untitled 2

G0111

Untitled 2

Ref Num.:G0111

Details


Date: 1929

Typology: Graphic work

Technique: Etching and drypoint

Dimensions: 11.6x14.2cm (platemark)

Signed: _

Location


Biblioteca Museu Victor Balaguer, Vilanova i la Geltrú

Description


There are two known proofs of this print. One of them, dated 1930, has defects, and the other is at the Museu del Castell de Vilanova i la Geltrú (1929). Beautiful drypoint on a rural theme, which shows the flair of the best of Nogués’ works.

Provenance


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Exhibitions


_

Bibliography


Jaume Pla, Els gravats de Xavier Nogués, Fundació Xavier Nogués, Barcelona, 1960, cat. proof number 2, plate 191


Untitled 1

G0110

Untitled 1

Ref Num.:G0110

Details


Date: 1921

Typology: Graphic work

Technique: Etching

Dimensions: 11.4x7.6cm (platemark)

Signed: _

Location


MNAC, Barcelona, no. ???

Description


There is a copy of this etching at the MNAC. It is a minor work and was produced in just one stage. The drawing is dry and somewhat crude and lacks the cheerfulness of so many of Nogués’ prints.

Provenance


_

Exhibitions


_

Bibliography


Jaume Pla, Els gravats de Xavier Nogués, Fundació Xavier Nogués, Barcelona, 1960, cat. proof number 1, plate 191


Café

G0109

Café

Ref Num.:G0109

Details


Date: 1940

Typology: Graphic work

Technique: Drypoint

Dimensions: 24.5x32.5cm (platemark)

Signed: _

Location


Description


It is a pity that the last plate used was so badly polished. The grey shades mean that many of its tonal values have disappeared. Nevertheless, we can still see Nogués’ inventive skill and the spirit with which he observes the bored café-goers seated around the table on the terrace.

Provenance


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Exhibitions


*Xavier Nogués, Barcelona 1873-1941*, Palau de la Virreina, March – April 1967. *Xavier Nogués*, Artur Ramon, 17th March – 29th April 1994.

Bibliography


Jaume Pla, Els gravats de Xavier Nogués, Fundació Xavier Nogués, Barcelona, 1960, cat. no. 100, plate 189


Merry-Go-Round Horses (Pair)

G0108

Merry-Go-Round Horses (Pair)

Ref Num.:G0108

Details


Date: 1940

Typology: Graphic work

Technique: Etching

Dimensions: 32.5x24.5cm (platemark)

Signed: _

Location


Description


An ambitious, successful work in terms of technique and the way Nogués transfers his satirical gaze to the paper. The plate has been varnished several times. No patches. It is Nogués last major print. We are adding a print from Palau Antiguitats gallery signed in pencil and dated 1940 (December 2022).

Provenance


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Exhibitions


*Xavier Nogués, Barcelona 1873-1941*, Palau de la Virreina, March – April 1967. *Free Xavier Nogués*, Palau Antiguitats, 26th April – 29th July 2022

Bibliography


Jaume Pla, Els gravats de Xavier Nogués, Fundació Xavier Nogués, Barcelona, 1960, cat. no. 99, plate 187


Panorama (Girls with a Parasol)

G0107

Panorama (Girls with a Parasol)

Ref Num.:G0107

Details


Date: 1940

Typology: Graphic work

Technique: Etching and aquatint

Dimensions: 24.5x32.5cm (platemark)

Signed: _

Location


Description


Nogués combines etching and a four-stage aquatint in this decorative and well-balanced print, achieving a new kind of stylisation in the trees.

Provenance


_

Exhibitions


*Xavier Nogués, Barcelona 1873-1941*, Palau de la Virreina, March – April 1967. *Xavier Nogués*, Artur Ramon, 17th March – 29th April 1994.

Bibliography


Jaume Pla, Els gravats de Xavier Nogués, Fundació Xavier Nogués, Barcelona, 1960, cat. no. 98, plate 185


The Soul of the Bogeyman

G0106

The Soul of the Bogeyman

Ref Num.:G0106

Details


Date: 1940

Typology: Graphic work

Technique: Aquatint, etching and drypoint

Dimensions: 24.5x32.5cm (platemark)

Signed: _

Location


Description


Nogués’ last aquatint. A perfect and mysterious combination of aquatint, drypoint (used without considering the burr lines) and etching, with its well-defined lines. The print harks back to the themes in «La Catalunya pintoresca».

Provenance


_

Exhibitions


*Xavier Nogués, Barcelona 1873-1941*, Palau de la Virreina, March – April 1967. *Xavier Nogués*, Artur Ramon, 17th March – 29th April 1994.

Bibliography


Jaume Pla, Els gravats de Xavier Nogués, Fundació Xavier Nogués, Barcelona, 1960, cat. no. 97, plate 183


Circus

G0105

Circus

Ref Num.:G0105

Details


Date: 1940

Typology: Graphic work

Technique: Drypoint

Dimensions: 24.5x32.5cm (platemark)

Signed: _

Location


Description


One of Nogués’ key drypoint engravings. The tool has engraved the plate in just the right measure, with no technical mistakes and a perfect balance between the grace of the figures and formal rigour. We are adding a print from the Palau Antiguitats gallery signed in pencil and dated 1940 (December 2022).

Provenance


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Exhibitions


*Xavier Nogués, Barcelona 1873-1941*, Palau de la Virreina, March – April 1967. *Free Xavier Nogués*, Palau Antiguitats, 26th April – 29th July 2022

Bibliography


Jaume Pla, Els gravats de Xavier Nogués, Fundació Xavier Nogués, Barcelona, 1960, cat. no. 94, plate 177


Resting Couple

G0104

Resting Couple

Ref Num.:G0104

Details


Date: 1940

Typology: Graphic work

Technique: Etching

Dimensions: 24.5x32.5cm (platemark)

Signed: _

Location


Description


Etching rich in tonal values that are not well matched. Produced with successive layers of varnish. Only one copy has been found. Poorly printed on white paper.

Provenance


_

Exhibitions


*Xavier Nogués, Barcelona 1873-1941*, Palau de la Virreina, March – April 1967.

Bibliography


Jaume Pla, Els gravats de Xavier Nogués, Fundació Xavier Nogués, Barcelona, 1960, cat. no. 93, plate 175