2 known impressions of version 2, state III, outside the edition on fabric
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1, in drypoint: composition transferred to a new plate; leg shortened beneath knee; stomach more prominently rounded; hair further delineated. Changes from version 1, in aquatint: hair further delineated; outlines reinforced overall. Changes from version 2, state II, by burnishing: front of leg, back of leg below the knee, and lower belly, all in aquatint, removed. Changes from version 2, state II, in drypoint: front of leg, back of leg below the knee, and lower belly, reconfigured; eye enlarged.
The Alternate Title "Eugénie Grandet" is derived from a novel by Honoré de Balzac, the plot of which involved the domination of a father over his daughter. Bourgeois identified with the situation. Inspired by an exhibition project for the Maison de Balzac in Paris, Bourgeois created a series of works based on the character Eugénie Grandet. The exhibition “Moi, Eugénie Grandet” took place 11/2/10-2/7/11 and included an accompanying catalogue with an essay by Jean Frémon.
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