Portrait of Nelda, 1964
Portrait de Nelda

The portrait shows Nelda Negrini from Stampa, who modelled for three paintings by Giacometti. Her mother was a cousin of Alberto’s, while her grandmother was a dressmaker who sewed clothes for the Giacometti boys. Her brother worked as a cook at the Kronenhalle restaurant in Zurich.

Material
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
54.5 x 46 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by the artist, 1965
Object number
GS 075
Signature
Not signed
Further information
Provenance
  • ab 1965, Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), Zürich, Leihgabe
  • ab 1965, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, Geschenk
  • Alberto Giacometti (*1901 Borgonovo bei Stampa, +1966 Chur) (Künstler/-in)