The hand additions on this composition vary from impression to impression; the titles vary by number. For comparison, see the other examples in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
The plate for this composition was also used in combination with the plate for "Hommage à Miro (#4)" to create "Hommage à Miro (#3)" and "Hommage à Miro (#5)" (a second composition with this title); see all three in Related Works in the Catalogue below.
Bourgeois befriended artist Joan Miró in 1947 through her participation at Atelier 17, the communal print workshop founded by Stanley William Hayter, and transferred from Paris to New York during the war years.
The color of the hand additions, plate size, and paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.
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