Head of the Artist’s Mother, 1916–1918
Kopf der Mutter

The bust was modelled in Plasticine. The signature ‘Alberto’ is engraved in the Plasticine at the bottom of the back of the neck. The head was not moulded during his lifetime, but served as a template for two documentary plaster casts in 1979.

Material
Plasticine
Dimensions
16.4 x 12.3 x 11.8 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 287
Signature
Signed on the bottom of the back of the neck: Alberto
Further information
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, bis 2006, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti