Small Bust of Silvio on Plinth, c. 1943
Petit buste de Silvio sur socle

The figure was created by casting the initial clay or Plasticine model using a multi-part negative plaster mould (plaster piece-mould). Giacometti engraved the initials ‘A. G.’ on the lower left of the base of the initial model. The plaster displays no evidence of further working.

From 1960 the plaster served as a template for bronze casts made using the sand-casting method.

Material
Plaster
Dimensions
11.4 x 6.0 x 6.3 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 305
Signature
Not signed
Further information
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich, ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, bis 2006
  • Alberto Giacometti