Proof before the editioning of version 2, state IX.
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices: The progression of this version 2, as seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below, involved 3 plates.
Plate 1: overall composition, printed in black. Plate 2: hatching in trees, printed in red. Plate 3: shading along left, upper, and right contours of plate, printed in blue.
State Changes: Plate 1, printed in black. Changes from version 2, state I, in drypoint: further delineation of letters in drypoint. Changes from version 2, state I, by burnishing: several semi-burnished lines within trees further removed.
Louise Bourgeois, her husband Robert Goldwater, and their son Michel Bourgeois are all buried in Cutchogue Cemetery, Cutchogue, New York. This composition was initially developed as a benefit for The Friends of Cutchogue Cemetery Association, but the benefit did not come to fruition.
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