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Cat. No. 364-378

Nature Study

Date:
2009
Themes:
Abstraction, Body Parts, Fabric Works, Figures, Motherhood & Family, Nature, Spirals
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Series of 15 drypoints
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate (each): 9 x 6 3/8" (22.9 x 16.2 cm); sheet (each): 13 1/2 x 10 1/2" (34.3 x 26.7 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin each plate, stitched in brown thread
Publisher:
The artist
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
5; plus 1 A.P. on fabric, 1 P.P. on paper
Impression:
"No. 2/5" lower middle sheet verso each plate, black ink, unknown hand.
Edition Information:
The editioned "Nature Study" series sets numbered 2/5­–5/5 and 1 A.P. are each comprised of 15 individual sheets, as seen here in the set numbered 2/5. The set numbered 1/5 differs from the rest of the edition in that it includes only plates 1–12 (and not plate 13, 14, or 15) of 15 in the series. Set 1/5 is mounted on a single large table cloth and is arranged in the formation of a clock. See Related Works in the Catalogue below. At the center of the clock are two additional drypoints also printed by Harlan & Weaver, New York. The editioned sets numbered 2/5­–5/5 and 1 A.P. do not include these two additional prints.

There are variations in the fabrics used in this edition, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.

Dimensions vary slightly because of hemming and stretching fluctuations.
Installation Remarks:
This series of 15 compositions constitutes a single work of art. All of these compositions are to be exhibited together, though there is no required sequence.
Curatorial Remarks:
There are no source drawings for this series, unlike for many of Bourgeois’s prints.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
111.2012.1-15

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  • Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 1 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 1 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
  • Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 2 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 2 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
  • Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 3 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 3 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
  • Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
  • Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 5 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 5 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
  • Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 6 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 6 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
  • Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 7 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 7 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
  • Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 8 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 8 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
  • Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 9 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 9 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
  • Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 10 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 10 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
  • Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 11 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 11 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
  • Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 12 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 12 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
  • Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 13 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 13 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
  • Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 14 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 14 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
  • Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 15 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 15 of 15, from the series, Nature Study. 2009