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Cat. No. 553/XII

Lacs de Montagne

State/Variant:
State XII of XIII
Date:
1997
Alternate Title:
Mountain Ponds 1993; Convulsions; Lacs de Montagne (red version)
Descriptive Title:
English Translation: "Mountain Lakes"
Themes:
Architecture, Nature
Techniques:
Aquatint, Drypoint, Engraving, Etching
Description:
Engraving, etching, aquatint, and drypoint
Support:
Smooth, wove Somerset paper
Dimensions:
plate: 18 1/16 x 23 7/8" (45.9 x 60.6 cm); sheet: 23 13/16 x 29" (60.5 x 73.7 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois. 97" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
The artist
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
16
Impression:
"2/16" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand.
Edition Information:
This composition was also issued as a published edition at states II and XIII.
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, over plate 3 printed in red.
Changes from state XI, by burnishing: fill in mountains selectively removed.
Changes from state XI, in aquatint: fill in lakes darkened.
Background:
This state of the composition, made from three plates, was originally intended as a benefit for the Chalcographie of the Musée du Louvre, Paris. Bourgeois was later made aware that the Chalcographie has a limit of two plates for its prints. Under the circumstances, state XII was published independent of the Chalcographie, and state XIII was published as the Chalcographie benefit print.
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.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
11.2002
This Work in Other Collections:
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