"a.p. 1/12" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand.
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices: The progression of this composition, as seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below, involved 3 plates.
Plate 1: boat outline and shading, waves, sky details, light sketch of figures in boat; usually printed in blue.
Plate 2: detailed figures in boat and rim of boat; printed in red.
Plate 3: shading in ocean; printed in blue.
State Changes: Plate 2 printed in red, over plate 1 printed in blue, and plate 3 printed in a different blue. Change from state VI, in aquatint: tonal shading added to ocean and sky. Change from state VI, in engraving: contours of figures darkened. Change from state VI, by burnishing: figures’ skin lightened.
For Harlem Family Institute, New York
The Harlem Family Institute is a multicultural psychoanalytic training institute in New York, founded in 1991. As of 2014, it provides two community services: free or affordable therapy to children and parents in underserved areas of New York, and training for aspiring psychoanalysts from diverse backgrounds. (A promotional brochure for the benefit edition gave an incorrect title, "Follow the Child in You" rather than "Follow the Child within You.")
Inscribed on the verso of the source drawing: "when you do not know what to do follow the child within you"
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