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Cat. No. 752.2/IV

The Rectory

State/Variant:
Version 2 of 2, state IV of IV
Date:
2004
Themes:
Architecture
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Smooth, wove Hahnemühle paper
Dimensions:
plate: 10 x 10" (25.4 x 25.4 cm); sheet: 17 x 15" (43.2 x 38.1 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois 2004" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
10; plus 5 A.P., 4 P.P., 2 H.C., 1 B.A.T., 1 T.P., 2 unsigned exhibition proofs
Impression:
"hc 1/2" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand.
Edition Information:
There is 1 known variant impression of version 2, state IV, outside the edition.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1, in drypoint: image transferred to new plate and increased in scale; building and fence further delineated.
Changes from version 2, state III: top of plate trimmed.
Changes from version 2, state III, in drypoint: diagonal line added to right side of building.
Background:
This work depicts the rectory of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, located across the street from the artist's home on West 20th Street. Bourgeois first made the 2002 sculpture of the building, seen below in Related Works in Other Mediums, as a benefit for the church. In order to create the sculpture, a precise architectural drawing was drafted for the artist. Bourgeois made 2 double-sided photocopies of the architectural drawing to aid in the development of the drypoint composition and adjust its scale.

According to the Louise Bourgeois Studio, the drypoint "Saturday Morning" is based on Bourgeois's observation of people lining up on Saturday morning to receive packages of food from the rectory.
Curatorial Remarks:
The diagonal line on the right side of building was added to represent the railing for a ramp that leads down to a lower level of the building. Bourgeois inscribed a note to anticipate this state change on the recto of Study 2, seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
Other Remarks:
According to Harlan & Weaver, New York, the 2 unsigned exhibition proofs were for in-studio handling purposes only.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
323.2009

The Rectory
2003-2004

Studies

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory (recto) (Study for The Rectory). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory (verso) (Study for The Rectory). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory (recto) (Study for The Rectory). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory (verso) (Study for The Rectory). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
2003

First Version

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, only state
2003

Second Version

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state I of IV
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state II of IV
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state III of IV
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state IV of IV, variant
2004
Published Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2004
Version 2 of 2, state IV of IV
2004