Ernst Grosse: Le Lavis en Extrême Orient (1923)

Illustrated book.

– Next to plate 89: copy of a crane from plate 90: Nôami, Japan, 15. Jh., Reiher, Berlin’.

– Outer edge next to fig. 90: pencil lines.

– On the rear flyleaf left-hand side: two nudes front-on, standing figure in profile, three heads.

– On the rear flyleaf right-hand side: portrait of an elderly man with beard, lengthy Italian text: ‘… solo nel 45 ho cominciato a vedere e li è tutti cambiati il disegno, la pittura ho cominciato a vedere anche la scultura. … fare quelle del passato … non contano.’

The book is held in the library of the Kunsthaus Zürich with the reference code P 231:37

To arrange a viewing, contact bibliothek@kunsthaus.ch; prior appointment required

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Pencil on paper
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Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2005
Object number
GS 264
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