Matrices: The progression of this composition, as seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below, involved 2 plates.
Plate 1: letter M and spiral.
Plate 2: spiral, and in later states, letter M.
State Changes: Plate 1 and plate 2 printed in black. Changes from state V: plate 2 added. Changes from state V, in drypoint, in plate 2: letter M delineated. Additions in pencil: line added to curl of M in lower right composition, anticipating state VII.
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