Drypoint, with selective wiping, and red ink additions
Smooth, wove paper
plate: 4 3/4 x 5 13/16" (12 x 14.8 cm); sheet: 14 15/16 x 10" (38 x 25.4 cm)
"LB" lower right margin, red ink.
Verso: "1 notre Pere qui etes aux cieux/ 2 Que votre nom soit sanctifie/ 3 Que votre volonte soit faite sur le terre comme au ceil/ 4 Donnez nous aujoudhui notre pain quotidien/ 5 Pardonnez nos peches comme nous pardonons a ceux qui nous offens/ 6 Preservez nous de la tentation/ 7 Delivrez nous du mal. aux sont il (?)/ Amen/ Ode a l'oubil" center sheet, pencil, artist's hand
Proof before the editioning of state IX on paper and of state X on fabric.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state VI in drypoint: female figure's necklace and shoes further delineated; male figure's Adam's apple delineated. Additions in red ink: interior of female figure's hair filled in, anticipating burnishing in state VIII.
The artist told printer Felix Harlan that the figures in this series are playing an adult version of a French children's game, known as "faire des galipettes," meaning to do somersaults. In fact, the expression "faire des galipettes" is also slang for having sex, a punning reference that Bourgeois must have enjoyed.
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