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Cat. No. 688/III

Jealousy Over the Breast

State/Variant:
State III of IV
Date:
2008
Themes:
Body Parts, Figures, Motherhood & Family
Techniques:
Drypoint, Engraving
Description:
Drypoint and engraving, with red watercolor and black and red ink additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 14 15/16 × 11" (38 × 28 cm); sheet: 17 5/8 × 11 3/8" (44.8 × 28.9 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state III
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state II, by burnishing: drypoint partially removed throughout.
Changes from state II, in engraving: lines reinforced throughout; contour lines added to nipples.
Curatorial Remarks:
Toward the end of her life, Bourgeois made a large body of red gouache drawings related to the theme of Motherhood & Family. Bourgeois usually made several iterations of each scene, exploring pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding, among other subjects related to new life. Some drawings were used as source works for print compositions. As the print composition evolved, Bourgeois continued to explore the same subject through drawing. See Related Works in Other Mediums below for examples.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1559.2012

Jealousy Over the Breast
2007-2008

Source
2007

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Jealousy Over the Breast. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Jealousy Over the Breast
Gouache on paper
2007

States

Louise Bourgeois. Jealousy Over the Breast. 2007
State I of IV
2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Jealousy Over the Breast. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of IV, variant
2007
Louise Bourgeois. Jealousy Over the Breast. 2007
State II of IV
2007
Louise Bourgeois. Jealousy Over the Breast. 2008
State III of IV
2008
Louise Bourgeois. Jealousy Over the Breast. 2008
State IV of IV
2008