Bruno as a Child, c. 1917
Bruno als Kind

The head is a cast probably dating from 1951. It was executed with the initial Plasticine model from c. 1917 using a multi-part negative plaster mould (plaster piece-mould). The surface displays no evidence of further working. No moulds were made from this plaster, meaning that it did not serve as a template for a bronze cast. Three original plaster casts of this bust have survived, all of which were made using the same plaster piece-mould. One of these is GS 377.

Material
Plaster
Dimensions
18.7 x 10.4 x 10.9 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 282
Signature
Not signed
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