Giovanni Giacometti (1868–1933)
Mother and Child (Annetta and Alberto), 1903
Mutter und Kind (Annetta und Alberto)

The painting always hung over the marital bed of the apartment carefully furnished by the parents in Stampa. Giovanni carved the frame with the ‘running dog’ himself, to match the old Engadin furniture that Annetta acquired at local auctions. After the father’s death, Annetta handed the parents’ room over to Alberto, who returned to Stampa for a few weeks each year.

Oil on canvas
70 x 65 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2005
Object number
GS 257
Inscribed bottom, right: G / G [Monogram] 1903
Further information
  • ab 2005, Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), Zürich, Leihgabe
  • ab 2005, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, Geschenk
  • 1989 – 2005, Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Kauf
  • 1988 – 2005, Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Sammlung), Zürich, Leihgabe
  • o.D. – 1989, Paul Büchi-Stiftung, Frauenfeld, Kauf
  • Bruno Giacometti (*1907 Borognovo bei Stampa, +2012 Zollikon), Geschenk
  • Giovanni Giacometti (*1868 Stampa, +1933 Glion) (Künstler/-in)