bronze with brown patina
13.94 in. (35.40 cm.) (height)
conceived circa 1953 and cast in 1953
signed, dated and numbered twice 'Alberto Giacometti 1953 1/6' (on the back)
E. Scheidegger, Alberto Giacometti, Zürich, 1958, pp. 90-91 (plaster version illustrated; titled Büste des Bruders Diego and dated 1952-1953). W. Rotzler, Die Geschichte der Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Bern, 1982, p. 429, no. GS50 (another cast illustrated). B. Lamarche-Vadel, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1984, p. 151, no. 219 (another cast illustrated). F. Meyer, Alberto Giacometti, Madrid, 1986, p. 69 (detail of another cast illustrated). H. and M. Matter, Alberto Giacometti, New York, 1987, p. 219 (another cast illustrated, p. 96). Y. Bonnefoy, Alberto Giacometti: A Biography of His Work, Paris, 1991, pp. 432-433, no. 416 (another cast illustrated, p. 434). R. Storr, Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, exh. cat., Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2014, pp. 36 and 162 (another cast illustrated, pp. 37 and 162). The Alberto Giacometti Database, no. 3902.
Lucien Lefebvre-Foinet, Paris. Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York (acquired from the above, 15 November 1956). Galerie Georges Moos, Geneva (probably acquired from the above, 1964). Eric Estorick, London (acquired from the above, before 1965); Estate sale, Christie's, New York, 11 May 1995, lot 132. Acquired at the above sale by the late owners.