Changes from state I, by burnishing: line in right foot removed. Changes from state I, in drypoint: right foot reconfigured; face and hair altered.
Inscribed on the verso of the source drawing: "little boy blue, come and blow your / horn / come and the meadow / the cat is the meadow / the cow in the corn / Punch and Judy Dennis Adrian / Lou Pollack / Punch and Rhun a l'eglise / La retour d'age (fauve) menopause. / I took to it as a duck to water / je baille aux corneilles / Brigitte / grackles / Les animaux buichat / Aldo Rossi architect / What is the shape of the problem, question / of this melodie. / It had such a hold and such a beauty that I never / wanted to be separated again. Hold my bones / together (Larry / Rinder book) / a and b also Bob Spring / foundry." across sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
The paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from an impression in MoMA's Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
According to Jerry Gorovoy, the artist's assistant, this composition refers to sensation of being sea sick.
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