panel (a): Soft ground etching, with pencil, red pencil, and white gouache additions panel (b): Soft ground etching, with red pencil, white gouache, and pencil additions panel (c): Soft ground etching, with pencil, white gouache, and red pencil additions
The number of panels and the hand additions on each impression vary throughout the edition of "Seated Woman." For comparison, see the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
In this edition, Bourgeois and the publisher designated each impression as a "study." (However, throughout the catalogue, the term "study" describes photocopies and tracings that were used in the process of developing a composition.)
There is 1 known cancellation proof with a large "X" drawn across the composition from each corner of the plate.
The verso inscription and paper type could not be fully documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from the impression in MoMA's Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
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