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Cat. No. 230.1/I

Mother and Child

State/Variant:
Version 1 of 2, state I of II
Date:
1999
Themes:
Architecture, Figures, Motherhood & Family, Music
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with chine collé, and pink and blue watercolor, blue gouache, and red ink additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper, with music paper chine collé
Dimensions:
plate: 11 15/16 x 9 15/16" (30.3 x 25.2 cm); sheet: 16 1/2 x 14 1/16" (42 x 35.7 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, red ink.
Inscription:
"AP" lower left margin, red ink, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of version 1, state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of version 2, state III.
Curatorial Remarks:
Bourgeois wrote "AP" in the location where an Artist's Proof would usually be designated. However, this impression is not a conventional Artist's Proof, which would be of the published state.

Publisher Harlan & Weaver groups the editioned state of this composition on paper with ten other drypoints of 1999, under the title, “11 Drypoints.” Each of the 11 compositions can be displayed individually. The full set is as follows:
“The Accident”
“The Angry Cat”
“Don’t Put Your Foot in Your Mouth”
“Fear”
“Feet (Socks)”
“Fences Are Obsolete”
“Madeleine”
“Mosquito”
“Mother and Child”
“Please Hang in There”
“The Smell of the Feet”
Bibliography:
Malbert, Roger, and Juliet Mitchell. "Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Prints." London: Hayward, 2016. (Catalogue accompanying the touring exhibition "Louise Bourgeois Prints: Autobiographical Series and 11 Drypoints".)
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
919.2008
This Work in Other Collections:
The Detroit Institute of Arts, MI

Mother and Child
1999-2000

Source
1999

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Reassuring Mother. 1999
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Reassuring Mother
Ink and correction fluid on paper
1999

First Version

Louise Bourgeois. Mother and Child. 1999
Version 1 of 2, state I of II
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Mother and Child. 1999
Version 1 of 2, state II of II
1999

Second Version

Louise Bourgeois. Mother and Child. 1999
Version 2 of 2, state I of III
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Mother and Child. 1999
Version 2 of 2, state II of III
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Mother and Child. 1999
Version 2 of 2, state III of III
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Mother and Child. 1999
Version 2 of 2, state III of III, variant
1999
Published Louise Bourgeois. Mother and Child. 1999
Version 2 of 2, state III of III
1999
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mother and Child. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state III of III
2000
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mother and Child. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state III of III
2000