1 known variant impression of the only state, outside the edition
This impression has staining, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.
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 this situation. She created a series of works about the character Eugénie Grandet inspired by an exhibition project for the Masion de Balzac in Paris. That exhibition, “Moi, Eugénie Grandet” took place 11/2/10-2/7/11 and included an accompanying catalogue with an essay by Jean Frémon.
Unlike many of Bourgeois's prints, there is no source drawing for this composition.
The plate dimensions of this impression could not be documented because this impression is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions listed are from the published impression in MoMA's Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
The larger fabric sheet is embroidered with the monogram "LB" in the upper left corner.
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