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Louise Bourgeois: Complete Books & Prints
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Cat. No. 476, variant

Eugénie Grandet

State/Variant:
Only state, variant
Date:
2008
Themes:
Body Parts, Fabric Works, Faces & Portraits
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Fabric collage, with 1 drypoint, and blue stitching
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 4 15/16 x 3 3/8" (12.5 x 8.6 cm); sheet: 38 x 28 3/4" (96.5 x 73 cm)
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known variant impression of the only state, outside the edition
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
This impression has staining, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.
Background:
Bourgeois derived this title from a novel by Honoré de Balzac, the plot of which involved the domination of a father over his daughter. Bourgeois identified with this situation. She created a series of works about the character Eugénie Grandet inspired by an exhibition project for the Masion de Balzac in Paris. That exhibition, “Moi, Eugénie Grandet” took place 11/2/10-2/7/11 and included an accompanying catalogue with an essay by Jean Frémon.
Curatorial Remarks:
Unlike many of Bourgeois's prints, there is no source drawing for this composition.

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 listed are from the published impression in MoMA's Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.

The larger fabric sheet is embroidered with the monogram "LB" in the upper left corner.

Louise, plate 21 of 24, from the series, Self Portrait
2008-2009

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Eugénie Grandet. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Eugénie Grandet
Only state, variant
2008
Published Louise Bourgeois. Louise, plate 21 of 24, from the series, Self Portrait. 2009
Louise, plate 21 of 24, from the series, Self Portrait
Only state
2009

Series
2009

Louise Bourgeois. Self Portrait. 2009
Self Portrait
2009
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