The figure was worked directly in plaster on a wire armature, after which some black brush strokes were applied to the surface in a few places.
In 1963 the plaster in the first version served as a template for two bronze casts made using the lost wax technique. In the foundry, the work was coated with yellow-brown sealant and release agent prior to the making of the gelatine mould. Subsequently, Giacometti once again completely reworked the base — probably as part of necessary repair work — by adding and removing plaster and reducing its overall size.
In 1964 the plaster in the first version served as a template for two bronze casts made using the lost wax technique. Since then the plaster has remained in this state. However, in further bronze castings, thereafter made (also in 1964) using the lost wax technique, the base once again resembles the first version.
- Plaster, partially painted, coated with sealant and release agent
- 67.2 x 12.5 x 20.8 cm
- Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
- Object number
- GS 346
- Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2006, Leihgabe
- Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
- Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Nachlass
- Alberto Giacometti