Paule Vézelay La Danseuse à la Corde 1923

Artwork details

Artist
Paule Vézelay 1892–1984
Title
La Danseuse à la Corde
Date 1923
Medium Linocut on paper
Dimensions Image: 391 x 305 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1973
Reference
P02070
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Catalogue entry

Paule Vézelay b.1893

P02070 La Danseuse à la Corde 1923

Inscribed ‘La danseuse à la corde/(No.8 of 50)’ b.l. and ‘Paule Vézelay 1921’ b.r.
Linocut, 15¿ x 12 (29.2 x 30.5).
Presented by the artist 1973.

This work is the eighth linocut in a single edition of 50 made in 1921. The original linoblock is still in the artist’s possession.

In a letter to the compiler (18 January 1974) the artist wrote: ‘At the period in which I made “La Danseuse à la Corde” I was staying at the Hôtel du Quai Voltaire, on the Quai Voltaire opposite the Louvre. At this time I made many drawings of cafe, theatre and circus scenes, and like many artists, I visited the Cirque Medrano to watch the famous Fratellini clowns.’

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1972–1974, London 1975.

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