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The Parasol

Ref Num.: G0005


Date: 1917

Typology: Graphic work

Technique: Etching and aquatint

Dimensions: 30×39.5cm (platemark)

Signed: “Nogués” lower right-hand corner


MNAC, Barcelona, núm. 5057 (1st state)


There are three known states of this print. The first is an etching with the slight tonal effects of aquatint (in the sky, the greys on the ground, the mountain, agave plant and the figure). Many elements have been erased in the second state, as can be seen in the photos. Even more have been removed in the third state and a boy has been added, his arms raised, in place of the girl… It would appear that these were really three different works due to the differences between one state and another. The catalogue for the exhibition at La Pinacoteca only mentions a single proof.




Exhibition of Etchings by Xavier Nogués, Ateneo de Madrid, 16th – 30th April 1917. Exhibition of Etchings by Xavier Nogués, Galeries Laietanes, May 1917.


Jaume Pla, Els gravats de Xavier Nogués, Fundació Xavier Nogués, Barcelona, 1960, cat. no. 27, plate, pp. 50 and 51