Isabel II

The head was created by casting the initial clay or Plasticine model using a multi-part negative plaster mould (plaster piece-mould). The surface displays no evidence of further working.

From 1958, the plaster served as a template for bronze casts made using the sand-casting method. In the foundry, a reddish sealant and talcum as a release agent were applied prior to sand casting.

Material
Plaster, coated with sealant
Dimensions
21.9 x 16.2 x 17.7 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 302
Signature
Not signed
Further information
Provenance
  • ab 2006, Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), Zürich, Leihgabe
  • ab 2006, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, Geschenk
  • o.D. – 2006, Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti (*1901 Borgonovo bei Stampa, +1966 Chur) (Künstler/-in)