The plates (components A, B, and C) that appear in this triptych also appear on their own and in a diptych (components A and B). (See Evolving Composition Diagram.)
The plate used in component C was also issued as part of a two-plate composition for the edition of "The Ladder of Success," seen in Related Works in the Catalogue.
In 1989, to help Bourgeois prepare for what would be a major project together, "the puritan," Ben Shiff of Osiris, New York, provided her with test plates on which she made various technical experiments. See Related Works in the Catalogue.
This composition is printed on a signature (a sheet that is folded once and comprises 4 pages). If the sheet is folded, the plates appear on page 2 and 3 of 4. The sheet is shown open here.
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