Proof outside the editioning of state VI on paper and before the editioning of state VII on fabric.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state V in drypoint: female figure's shoulder, arm, breasts, torso, and thigh reconfigured; male figure's buttocks reconfigured, and his hair further delineated.
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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