Proof before the editioning of version 2, state IV.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1, in drypoint: image transferred to new plate and increased in scale; building and fence further delineated. Changes from version 2, state II, in drypoint: line added to left chimney. Additions in red ink: top of platemark delineated, anticipating trimming of plate in state IV; diagonal line added to right side of building, anticipating state IV.
This work depicts the rectory of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, located across the street from the artist's home on West 20th Street. Bourgeois first made the 2002 sculpture of the building, seen below in Related Works in Other Mediums, as a benefit for the church. In order to create the sculpture, a precise architectural drawing was drafted for the artist. Bourgeois made 2 double-sided photocopies of the architectural drawing to aid in the development of the drypoint composition and adjust its scale.
According to the Louise Bourgeois Studio, the drypoint "Saturday Morning" is based on Bourgeois's observation of people lining up on Saturday morning to receive packages of food from the rectory.
The paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. This impression was trimmed within the platemark, so plate dimensions are not given. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
The diagonal line on the right side of building was added to represent the railing for a ramp that leads down to a lower level of the building. Bourgeois inscribed a note to anticipate this addition on the recto of Study 2, seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
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