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Cat. No. 553/IV

Lacs de Montagne

State/Variant:
State IV of XIII
Date:
1993
Alternate Title:
Mountain Ponds 1993; Convulsions
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "Mountain Lakes"
Themes:
Nature
Techniques:
Aquatint, Engraving
Description:
Engraving and aquatint
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate: 18 1/16 × 23 7/8" (45.9 × 60.6 cm); sheet: 22 3/4 × 29 7/8" (57.8 × 75.9 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
6 known impressions of state IV, 4 with blue lakes and 2 without
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of states XII and XIII. This composition was also issued as a published edition at state II.

Five of the known impressions of state IV are titled "Mountain Ponds 1993." One, without blue lakes, is titled "Mountain Lakes."
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices:
The progression of this composition, as seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below, involved 3 plates.

Plate 1: overall linear composition; printed in black.
Plate 2: fill in lakes, and later, larger cloud form; usually printed in blue, sometimes in red, pink, and gray.
Plate 3: fill in mountains and smaller cloud form; printed in blue and/or red.

Print State Changes:
Plate 1 printed in black, over plate 2 printed in blue. Plate 2 partially uninked.
Changes from state III, in engraving: detail lines in mountains further delineated; sun added.
Background:
State XIII was published as a benefit for Chalcographie of the Musée du Louvre, Paris.
Curatorial Remarks:
For this impression, the larger cloud form was not inked.

The type of paper could not be documented because this impression is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from an impression in MoMA's Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
Other Remarks:
According to Bourgeois's assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, this composition depicts mountains in Switzerland and likely references the artist's memories of visits there in her youth, especially for skiing.
Public Collection:
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Mountain Ponds 1993; Lacs de Montagne
1993-1997

Studies

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Study for Mountain Ponds, 1993). 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Study for Mountain Ponds 1993). 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
1993

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of XIII, variant
1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of XIII, variant
1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of XIII, variant
1993
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of XIII
1993
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of XIII
1993
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of XIII
1993
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of XIII
1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993 (When in Doubt Suspend Judgement). 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State III of XIII
1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State IV of XIII
1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State IV of XIII
1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State V of XIII, variant
1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Rain on the Mountain Lakes. 1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State V of XIII, variant
1996
Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1996
State V of XIII, variant
1996
Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1996
State V of XIII, variant
1996
Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1996
State V of XIII, variant
1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State V of XIII, variant
1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State VI of XIII
1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State VII of XIII
1996
Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1996
State VIII of XIII
1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State IX of XIII
1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1997
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State X of XIII
1997
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1997
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State XI of XIII, variant
1997
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1997
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State XI of XIII, variant
1997
Published Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1997
State XII of XIII
1997
Published Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1997
State XIII of XIII
1997