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Cat. No. 234.2/III

Eugénie Grandet

State/Variant:
Version 2 of 2, state III of III
Date:
2008
Themes:
Body Parts, Figures
Techniques:
Aquatint, Drypoint
Description:
Aquatint and drypoint
Support:
Smooth, wove Shojoshi paper
Dimensions:
plate: 6 x 4" (15.2 x 10.1 cm); sheet: 11 3/4 x 8 1/4" (29.8 x 21 cm)
Signature:
"L.B." lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
10; plus 2 A.P., 1 P.P., and an edition of 5 on fabric
Impression:
"a.p. 2/2" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1, in drypoint: composition transferred to a new plate; leg shortened beneath knee; stomach more prominently rounded; hair further delineated.
Changes from version 1, in aquatint: hair further delineated; outlines reinforced overall.
Changes from version 2, state II, by burnishing: front of leg, back of leg below the knee, and lower belly, all in aquatint, removed.
Changes from version 2, state II, in drypoint: front of leg, back of leg below the knee, and lower belly, reconfigured; eye enlarged.
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 the situation. Inspired by an exhibition project for the Maison de Balzac in Paris, Bourgeois created a series of works based on the character Eugénie Grandet. The exhibition “Moi, Eugénie Grandet” took place 11/2/10-2/7/11 and included an accompanying catalogue with an essay by Jean Frémon.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
912.2010

Femme; Eugénie Grandet
2007-2008

First Version

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Femme. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Femme
Version 1 of 2, only state
2007

Second Version

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Eugénie Grandet. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Eugénie Grandet
Version 2 of 2, state I of III
2007
Louise Bourgeois. Eugénie Grandet. 2008
Eugénie Grandet
Version 2 of 2, state II of III
2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Femme. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Femme
Version 2 of 2, state III of III, variant
2008
Published Louise Bourgeois. Eugénie Grandet. 2008
Eugénie Grandet
Version 2 of 2, state III of III
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Eugénie Grandet. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Eugénie Grandet
Version 2 of 2, state III of III
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Eugénie Grandet. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Eugénie Grandet
Version 2 of 2, state III of III
2008