There is 1 known impression of version 3, state III, outside the edition. It is in MoMA's Collection (Accession Number 1506.2012) and is not illustrated, due to its silimarity to the published impression seen here. Proof before the editioning of version 3, state II. This fragmented composition, in its full form, and with a companion composition, was also issued as a published diptych, "Male and Female," seen below as diptych 6 in the Evolving Composition Diagram.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 2: composition detail transferred to a smaller plate without contour lines, in aquatint and engraving. Changes from version 3, state I, in drypoint: nipples and contour lines added.
In the 1950s, when Bourgeois was living with her husband and children in an apartment on 18th Street in New York City, the family had two cats: Champfleurette and Tyger.
The type of paper and 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 are from the published impression on paper in MoMA’s Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio. The paper type was provided by the printer.
It is conceivable that there were one or more states prior to state I, as this state includes three separate intaglio processes and a printer's inscription which reads "state 3." However, no known impressions of earlier states exist.
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