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.