2 on fabric; plus an edition of 25 on paper with 7 A.P., 5 P.P., 1 B.A.T., 1 H.C.
There are variations in the fabrics used for this edition, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces. The two varying examples are reproduced in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state II in drypoint: legs reinforced; hair further delineated.
The plate dimensions of this impression could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's collection and could not be examined in person. The dimensions given are from another impression.
According to Bourgeois's assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, the imagery in this print refers to Bourgeois's preoccupation with the mechanisms of the body and, in particular, bodily fluids, which she called "precious liquids."
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