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Cat. No. 752.2/I

The Rectory

State/Variant:
Version 2 of 2, state I of IV
Date:
2003
Themes:
Architecture, Music
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red ink and pencil additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 9 × 9 3/4" (22.9 × 24.8 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right comp., red ink.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of version 2, state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of version 2, state IV.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1, in drypoint: image transferred to new plate and increased in scale; building and fence further delineated.
Background:
This work depicts the rectory of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, located across the street from the artist's home on West 20th Street. Bourgeois first made the 2002 sculpture of the building, seen below in Related Works in Other Mediums, as a benefit for the church. In order to create the sculpture, a precise architectural drawing was drafted for the artist. Bourgeois made 2 double-sided photocopies of the architectural drawing to aid in the development of the drypoint composition and adjust its scale.

According to the Louise Bourgeois Studio, the drypoint "Saturday Morning" is based on Bourgeois's observation of people lining up on Saturday morning to receive packages of food from the rectory.
Curatorial Remarks:
The paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. This impression was trimmed within the platemark, so plate dimensions are not given. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.

The Rectory
2003-2004

Studies

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory (recto) (Study for The Rectory). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory (verso) (Study for The Rectory). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory (recto) (Study for The Rectory). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory (verso) (Study for The Rectory). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
2003

First Version

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, only state
2003

Second Version

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state I of IV
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state II of IV
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state III of IV
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state IV of IV, variant
2004
Published Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2004
Version 2 of 2, state IV of IV
2004