Additions in red ink: rear right leg extended, anticipating state II.
State IV of this composition was published as a benefit for the Beyeler Foundation, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland.
Inscribed on the verso of the source drawing: "Patte Cassée / Broken leg. / Friendly Spider: The snake curled around one of its leg and sits there. Sept."
The paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from an impression in MoMA's Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
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