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Cat. No. 1062/I

The Son Is Father to the Man

State/Variant:
State I of III
Date:
2000
Themes:
Faces & Portraits, Motherhood & Family
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with pencil additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 7 x 5 3/4" (17.8 x 14.6 cm); sheet: 15 7/16 × 11 1/8" (39.2 × 28.3 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Inscription:
"MAY 1st 2000" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand. Verso: "l'enfant est le père de l'homme" lower middle sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state III.
Artist’s Remarks:
Inscribed on the verso of the source drawing: "Does the father carry his son within himself? Does the son carry forever his father within himself?"
Curatorial Remarks:
The title of this composition is inspired by the poem "My Heart Leaps Up" by William Wordsworth.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
996.2008
This Work in Other Collections:
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (state III)

The Son Is Father to the Man
2000

Source
2000

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Son Is Father to the Man. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Son Is Father to the Man
Ink and pencil on paper
2000

States

Louise Bourgeois. The Son Is Father to the Man. 2000
State I of III
2000
Louise Bourgeois. The Son Is Father to the Man. 2000
State II of III
2000
Louise Bourgeois. The Son Is Father to the Man. 2000
State III of III
2000
Louise Bourgeois. The Son Is Father to the Man. 2000
State III of III, variant
2000
Published Louise Bourgeois. The Son Is Father to the Man. 2000
State III of III
2000