Bourgeois had two siblings: Henriette, her older sister, and Pierre, her younger brother. Henriette suffered from a stiff and swelling leg.
The source drawing for this composition is from the series "Il Était Réticent, mais Je l'ai Révélé," seen in full in Related Works in Other Mediums below.
The paper type and plate dimensions could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
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