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Cat. No. 553/I, variant 2

Mountain Ponds 1993

State/Variant:
State I of XIII, variant
Date:
1993
Alternate Title:
Lacs de Montagne (Mountain Lakes); Convulsions
Themes:
Figures, Nature
Techniques:
Engraving
Description:
Engraving, with blue and pink watercolor, charcoal, and ink additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate: 18 1/16 × 23 7/8" (45.9 × 60.6 cm); sheet: 22 1/4 × 29 3/4" (56.5 × 75.6 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, black ink; "LB" right lower margin, black ink.
Inscription:
"9.30.93" left lower margin, pencil, unknown hand; "first state" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 known variant impressions of state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of states II, XII, and XIII.
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices:
The progression of this composition, as seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below, involved 3 plates.

Plate 1: overall linear composition; printed in black.
Plate 2: fill in lakes, and later, larger cloud form; usually printed in blue, sometimes in red, pink, and gray.
Plate 3: fill in mountains and smaller cloud form; printed in blue and/or red.

Print State Changes:
Plate 1 printed in black.
Changes from state I, in engraving: lower left mountain delineated; segmented trough added to lower center composition.
Background:
State XIII was published as a benefit for Chalcographie of the Musée du Louvre, Paris.
Curatorial Remarks:
The type of paper could not be documented because this impression 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.
Other Remarks:
According to Bourgeois's assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, this composition depicts mountains in Switzerland and likely references the artist's memories of visits there in her youth, especially for skiing.
Public Collection:
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Mountain Ponds 1993; Lacs de Montagne
1993-1997

Studies

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Study for Mountain Ponds, 1993). 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Study for Mountain Ponds 1993). 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
1993

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of XIII, variant
1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of XIII, variant
1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of XIII, variant
1993
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of XIII
1993
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of XIII
1993
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of XIII
1993
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of XIII
1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993 (When in Doubt Suspend Judgement). 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State III of XIII
1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State IV of XIII
1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State IV of XIII
1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mountain Ponds 1993. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State V of XIII, variant
1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Rain on the Mountain Lakes. 1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State V of XIII, variant
1996
Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1996
State V of XIII, variant
1996
Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1996
State V of XIII, variant
1996
Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1996
State V of XIII, variant
1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State V of XIII, variant
1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State VI of XIII
1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State VII of XIII
1996
Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1996
State VIII of XIII
1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State IX of XIII
1996
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1997
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State X of XIII
1997
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1997
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State XI of XIII, variant
1997
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1997
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State XI of XIII, variant
1997
Published Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1997
State XII of XIII
1997
Published Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1997
State XIII of XIII
1997