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Cat. No. 685/II

The Feeding

State/Variant:
State II of III
Date:
2007
Themes:
Body Parts, Figures, Motherhood & Family
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red gouache additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate: 6 15/16 × 4 15/16" (17.6 × 12.6 cm); sheet: 11 1/8 × 9 1/4" (28.3 × 23.5 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state II
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I, in drypoint: figure delineated.
Curatorial Remarks:
Toward the end of her life, Bourgeois made a large body of red gouache drawings related to the theme of Motherhood & Family. Bourgeois usually made several iterations of each scene, exploring pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding, among other subjects related to new life. Some drawings were used as source works for print compositions. As the print composition evolved, Bourgeois continued to explore the same subject through drawing. See Related Works in Other Mediums below for examples.

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.

The Feeding
2007-2008

Source
2007

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Feeding. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Feeding
Gouache on paper
2007

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Feeding. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of III
2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Feeding. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of III
2007
Louise Bourgeois. The Feeding. 2008
State III of III
2008
Louise Bourgeois. The Feeding. 2008
State III of III, variant
2008