Quatre objets

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After moving to Paris in 1926, Marjorie Watson-Williams took the name Paule Vézelay to disguise her nationality. In the late 1920s, Vézelay’s work moved towards abstraction as well as adopting surrealist elements. Although two of the forms in 'Quatre Objets' are reminiscent of a vase and a bowl, Vézelay denied that her work at this time was representational. Her interest lay instead in creating a balance of form and colour within her paintings and constructions.

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Quatre objets




collage, charcoal & watercolour on paper


H 28 x W 37.5 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

purchased, 2007

Work type

Mixed media & collage

Signature/marks description

signed and dated twice ‘P. Vezelay 1935’ (lower right)


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