The Artist’s Mother, 1947
La mère de lʼartiste

‘La mère de lʼartiste’ is one of Giacometti’s first completed works after his return to painting in the mature style.

Material
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
36.0 x 25.5 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Dr. H. Anton and Anna E. Bucher-Bechtler, 2005, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Hans C. Bechtler (Founder Giacometti-Stiftung)
Object number
GS 280
Signature
Inscribed bottom, right: Alberto Giacometti
Further information
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), Zürich, ab 2005, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, Geschenk
  • Dr. Anton und Anna Bucher-Bechtler (Sammler), bis 2005, Kauf
  • Christieʼs New York (Kunsthandel), New York, 2.XI.2005, Auktion, Lot 405
  • Frances Leventritt (Sammlerin), 1956
  • Pierre Matisse (Sammler), New York
  • Alberto Giacometti