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Lot 15 § (Modern & Post-War British Art, 30th July 2020)

PAULE VÉZELAY (1893–1984)'

PAULE VÉZELAY (1893–1984)
In a café
signed and dated M Watson/Williams/1918. (lower left)
charcoal and gouache
24 x 33.5 cm (9 1/2 x 13 in)

London, England & Co, Paule Vézelay 1892-1984: Retrospective, October- November 2004, no.1

Marjorie Watson Williams assumed the name Paule Vézelay when she moved to Paris in 1926. She first gained recognition as a figurative painter with her first show in London in 1921. Executed in 1918, In a café is a very early piece by the artist who would later became Britain's first and foremost female abstract artist.

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