The additional known impression of state II is not illustrated, due to its similarity to the impression seen here.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I: left and right sides of plate trimmed. Changes from state I, in drypoint: horizon line delineated in lower composition; several additional petal forms delineated at the top of the figure; three additional leaf forms delineated in the upper half of the figure; composition reinforced overall. Changes from state I, by burnishing: leftmost leaf form removed.
Bourgeois created prints as holiday gifts for a circle of friends. State III of "Topiary" was used as a holiday gift in 2005.
The type of paper could not be documented because this impression is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions of this impression could not be documented because this impression is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from the published impression on paper in MoMA’s Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
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