The Artist’s Mother, c. 1920
Die Mutter des Künstlers

The cast was made in 1986 and is based on the plasticine original, the upper part of which Giacometti later used for a different purpose. An early plaster (GS 288) still shows the complete form.

Material
Bronze
Dimensions
20.0 x 14.5 x 11.5 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Silvio Berthoud, 1986
Object number
GS 163
Signature
Inscribed, bottom on the right: A. Giacometti H/C; bottom inside: L.THINOT / Fondeur / PARIS
Further information
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 1986, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, 1986, Geschenk
  • Silvio Berthoud, bis 1986
  • Alberto Giacometti