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Cat. No. 1125

Femme Diagonale

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2005
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "Diagonal Woman"
Themes:
Abstraction, Figures, Nature
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Soft ground etching, with blue and white watercolor, and pencil additions
Support:
Smooth, wove board
Dimensions:
plate (in 4 parts) (overall): 26 5/8 × 15 7/8" (67.6 × 40.4 cm); sheet: 33 1/8 x 21 5/16" (84.1 x 54.2 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower right margin, pencil.
Inscription:
"femme diagonale" lower left margin, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
12
Impression:
"Study 2/12" lower right sheet verso, pencil, unknown hand.
Edition Information:
This composition is comprised of four plates arranged in a grid. "Femme Diagonale" and "Hang On" use all four plates, while the untitled compositions only use the top left plate, printed once or twice. When all four plates are used, soft ground etching is only in three of the plates. The top right rectangle is a print of a slightly distressed plate.

About the "Femme Diagonale" edition:
Bourgeois and the publisher designated each impression as a study. (Usually in this catalogue, the term study describes photocopies and tracings that were used in the process of developing a composition.) There are varying hand additions across the edition.

About the "Hang On" illustrated book edition:
There are varying hand additions across the edition of illustrated books. Impression number 5/9 was also available for examination by MoMA cataloguers, but was not available for reproduction. In that example, plate 17 has chine collé, and blue watercolor wash, red crayon, and pencil additions.

About the untitled editions:
The top left plate from the full composition was used for three untitled editions. The edition of 1 has black hand additions. The edition of 3 has red hand additions. There is also an edition of 3 diptychs with red and blue hand additions.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
716.2006

Untitled, plate 17 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On; Femme Diagonale...
2004-2005

States

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 17 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, plate 17 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On
Only state
2004
Published Louise Bourgeois. Femme Diagonale. 2005
Femme Diagonale
Only state
2005
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Only state
2005
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Only state
2005
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Only state
2005
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Only state
2005
Published Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2005
Untitled
Only state
2005

Illustrated Book
2004

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hang On. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Hang On
2004
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