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Cat. No. 760/VIII

Rain Falling on Water

State/Variant:
State VIII of XI
Date:
2003
Themes:
Nature
Techniques:
Drypoint, Engraving
Description:
Drypoint and engraving, with black ink and pencil additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 7 7/8 × 9 13/16" (20 × 25 cm); sheet: 9 13/16 x 12 3/8" (25 x 31.5 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state VIII
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices:
The progression of this composition, as seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below, involved 2 matrices.

Plate 1: arrows, moon in upper right composition, and horizon line; printed in red or black.
Plate 2: slightly thicker arrows overlaying original arrows in plate 1; printed in black.

State Changes:
Plate 1, printed in black.
Changes from state VII, by burnishing: moon removed from upper right composition; several arrows removed.
Changes from state VII, in engraving: several arrows reconfigured.
Additions in black ink: moon reconfigured.
Artist’s Remarks:
Inscribed on the verso of the source drawing: "il pleut sur la route comme il pleut dans mon coeur. Charles Baudelaire."

In fact, the poem referenced was authored by Paul Verlaine (1844–1896), not Charles Baudelaire.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1651.2008

Rain Falling on Water
2002-2003

Source
2002

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Il Pleut Sur La Route Comme Il Pleut Dans Mon Coueur. 2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Il Pleut Sur La Route Comme Il Pleut Dans Mon...
Ink, pencil and crayon on paper
2002

States

Louise Bourgeois. Rain Falling on Water. 2002
State I of XI
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Rain Falling on Water. 2002
State II of XI
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Rain Falling on Water. 2002
State II of XI, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Rain Falling on Water. 2002
State II of XI, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Rain Falling on Water. 2002
State III of XI
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Rain Falling on Water. 2002
State IV of XI
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Rain Falling on Water. 2002
State V of XI
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Rain Falling on Water. 2002
State VI of XI
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Rain Falling on Water. 2002
State VII of XI
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Rain Falling on Water. 2003
State VIII of XI
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Rain Falling on Water. 2003
State IX of XI
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Rain Falling on Water. 2003
State X of XI, variant
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Rain Falling on Water. 2003
State X of XI, variant
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Rain Falling on Water. 2003
State XI of XI, variant
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Rain Falling on Water. 2003
State XI of XI
2003