The Mourning Woman (Three girls)

Ref Num.: G0006


Date: 1917

Typology: Graphic Works

Technique: Etching, aquatint

Dimensions: 26.3×30.8cm (platemark)

Signed: “Nogués” lower right-hand corner


MNAC, Barcelona, núm. 5054 (2nd state)


There are two known states of this print. The first is an etching produced in four stages. The second (MNAC) uses the aquatint technique with the tonal effects achieved in five or six stages using one type of resin. The print is highly accomplished technically and the figures are well balanced and evoke a solemn feeling of grandeur. The admirable contrast between the whites of the sky and the gradations of the dark tone are particularly remarkable. We are adding a print held from Palau Antiguitats gallery. This one has been cut on the plate mark.(December 2022).



Exhibition of Etchings by Xavier Nogués, Galeries Laietanes, May 1917. Xavier Nogués, Barcelona 1873-1941, Palau de la Virreina, March – April 1967. Xavier Nogués, Artur Ramon, 17th March – 29th April 1994. Free Xavier Nogués, Palau Antiguitats, 26th April– 29th July 2022.


Jaume Pla, Els gravats de Xavier Nogués, Fundació Xavier Nogués, Barcelona, 1960, cat. no. 25, plate, pp. 46 and 47

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