Silver Wedding, 1925
Noza d’argent

Alberto painted this family portrait to mark his parents’ silver wedding anniversary. It shows his mother sitting in front of the house in Maloja while his father paints, his sister Ottilia brings a posy of flowers and Alberto himself is chiselling at a head; there is even room for the dog, Rigolo. Miniatures depict his absent brothers Diego, who was working in a factory in Saint-Denis at the time, and Bruno, a violinist at the school in Chur.

Material
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
65 x 73 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno Giacometti, 2007
Object number
GS 376
Signature
Not signed; inscribed on top, right: Noza d’argent / 4 ottobre 1925; inscribed on the back by Bruno Giacometti: QUADRO DI / ALBERTO GIACOMETTI 1900-1966 73/65 / NOZZE D'ARGENTO DEI GENITORI 4 OTTOBRE 1925 / PROPRIETÄ DI BRUNO E ODETTE GIACOMETTI MALOJA-ZOLLIKON ZH
Further information
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), Zürich, ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno Giacometti, Geschenk
  • Alberto Giacometti