The hand additions on this composition vary from impression to impression, as do the titles. See both examples in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
In “La Chanson” this composition is paired in a diptych with another composition. It is the only known appearance of that second composition within Bourgeois’s work. See that work is Related Works in the Catalogue below.
The color of the hand additions, plate size, and paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.
The publisher Osiris groups this composition with 22 other compositions under the title "23 Small Works on Paper." Each of the works can be displayed individually. The full set is as follows: "Le Feu dans la Grille" "Les Inondations" "Mouillés le Soir" "La Peur de l'Eau" "Le Soir" "Les Tangos de l'Après Guerre" "Tourbillon" "Les Fleurs à Deauville" "Le Jardin du Luxembourg" "Memories Qui Renaissent" "Rivière (#4)" "Rue de Lille" "Son Bruit Réverbéré Contre la Montagne" "D'Eau" "Fountain (#1)" "Hommage à Miro" "Je Cherche Après Titine" "Les Meules" "Les Mimosas d'Abord" "Napoleon en Égypte" "Rayons du Soleil" "Rivière (#6)" "Ton Coeur Ton Coeur"
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