Changes from state II, by burnishing: flower covering lower right boy’s face removed.
According to printer Felix Harlan of Harlan & Weaver, the floral motif in this composition was inspired by a very old piece of upholstery fabric that belonged to the artist.
The inscription on the verso of state I refers to Bourgeois's husband, Robert Goldwater, and her three sons, Michel, Jean-Louis, and Alain.
Inscription on the verso of state I: "father Robert. / Alain, Jean Louis, Michel." lower center sheet, pencil, artist's hand; "Sign en choeur. with [crossed out] using a tuning / fork / diapason tuning fork." bottom center to lower right, red ink, artist's hand.
The plate was only partially printed for this impression, as the sheet was slighly smaller than the plate.
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