• Impressionist/Modern Day Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 7833

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 522

    Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)

    Tête de femme sur socle (Marie-Laure de Noailles)

    Price Realised  

    Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)
    Tête de femme sur socle (Marie-Laure de Noailles)
    signed and numbered 'A.GIACOMETTI 6/8' (on the left of the base); stamped with the foundry mark 'LTHINOT fdr PARIS' (at the back of the base)
    bronze with gold patina
    Height: 4¾ in. (12 cm.)
    Conceived in 1946; this bronze version cast in 1973


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    The Albert and Annette Giacometti Foundation Database no. 1375.

    The Albert and Annette Giacometti Association Database no. S-2009-13.

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.


    Provenance

    Annette Giacometti; her sale, [Sculptures par Alberto Giacometti provenant de la succession Annette Giacometti], Christie's, Paris, 28 September 2002, lot 20.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Literature

    J. Dupin & M. Leiris, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1978, p. 85 (another cast illustrated p. 84).
    B. Lamarche-Vadel, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1984, p. 78 (another cast illustrated fig. 112).
    A. Schneider (ed.), Alberto Giacometti, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, New York, 1994, fig. 43 (another cast illustrated).
    The Alberto and Annette Giacometti Association database no. S2009-13.
    The Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation database no. 1375.