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Cat. No. 1427

Napoleon en Égypte

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2008
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "Napoleon in Egypt"
Themes:
Abstraction, Spirals
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Etching, with watercolor, ink, and pencil additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 7 3/8 × 9 7/8" (18.7 × 25.1 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower comp., pencil. (Elements of letters reinforced.)
Inscription:
"NAPOLEON en Égypte" upper middle comp., pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
1 known impression of the only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
"Napoleon en Égypte" was created by combining an untitled spiral plate from 2008, with a second plate with horizontal lines. The untitled spiral plate was issued separately and can be seen in Related Works in the Catalogue below. The plate with horizontal lines is only seen in this composition. No separate impressions of that plate are known.
Curatorial Remarks:
The plate size and paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.

The publisher Osiris groups this composition with 22 other compositions under the title "23 Small Works on Paper." Each of the works can be displayed individually. The full set is as follows:
"Le Feu dans la Grille"
"Les Inondations"
"Mouillés le Soir"
"La Peur de l'Eau"
"Le Soir"
"Les Tangos de l'Après Guerre"
"Tourbillon"
"Les Fleurs à Deauville"
"Le Jardin du Luxembourg"
"Memories Qui Renaissent"
"Rivière (#4)"
"Rue de Lille"
"Son Bruit Réverbéré Contre la Montagne"
"D'Eau"
"Fountain (#1)"
"Hommage à Miro"
"Je Cherche Après Titine"
"Les Meules"
"Les Mimosas d'Abord"
"Napoleon en Égypte"
"Rayons du Soleil"
"Rivière (#6)"
"Ton Coeur Ton Coeur"

Napoleon en Égypte
2008

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Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Napoleon en Égypte. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2008