Head with a Long Neck (Bust Hippolyte), c. 1949
Tête, long cou (Buste Hippolyte)

The bust was created by casting the initial clay model using a two-part negative plaster mould (lost mould). It was subsequently reworked by adding and removing plaster and a few strokes of red and black paint were applied to the face.

From 1955 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.

Plaster, partially painted, coated with sealant
26.5 x 11.7 x 9.1 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 311
  • ab 2006, Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), Leihgabe
  • ab 2006, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Nachlass
  • frühestens ab 1965, Alberto Giacometti (*1901 Borgonovo bei Stampa, +1966 Chur)
  • spätestens ab 1955 – mindestens bis 1965, Aimé Maeght (*1906 Hazebrouck, +1981 Saint-Paul de Vence), Kauf
  • Léna Leclercq (*1926 Besançon, +1987 Dijon), Geschenk
  • Alberto Giacometti (*1901 Borgonovo bei Stampa, +1966 Chur) (Künstler/-in)