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Cat. No. 425/III

Easton

State/Variant:
State III of III
Date:
c. 1941
Alternate Title:
Summer II; Interior #4; Easton Serving
Themes:
Architecture, Figures, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with black ink additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 7 9/16 x 5" (19.2 x 12.8 cm); sheet: 12 15/16 x 9 15/16" (33 x 25.3 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois." lower right margin, pencil.
Inscription:
"Interior #4" lower left margin, pencil, artist's hand.

The alternate titles are derived from this impression's inscriptions and inscriptions on other known impressions of this composition, all in the artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
The artist
Edition:
2 known impressions of state III
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.

The additional known impression of state III is not in MoMA's Collection and is not reproduced here.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state II, in drypoint: right hand further delineated; patterning added to rug in center right and lower center composition; rectangular shape in window in center composition further delineated.
Artist’s Remarks:
"This is the house in Easton, with its dining room window opening out," Bourgeois said, referring to her family's country house in Connecticut. "This was to show how nice the house was, and to show how perfect a hostess I could be. I am very pleased.... This scene is very loving." (Quote cited in Wye, Deborah and Carol Smith. "The Prints of Louise Bourgeois." New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1994, p. 60.)
Curatorial Remarks:
Although some impressions of this composition are dated 1940, Bourgeois and her family purchased the house in Easton in 1941, so a circa 1941 date is given here.
Former Cat. No.:
W & S 19
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
233.1992.1

Easton
c. 1941

States

Louise Bourgeois. Easton. c. 1941
State I of III
c. 1941
Louise Bourgeois. Easton. c. 1941
State II of III, variant
c. 1941
Louise Bourgeois. Easton. c. 1941
State II of III, variant
c. 1941
Louise Bourgeois. Easton. c. 1941
State III of III
c. 1941