Count Lionel de Tinguy du Pouët, Paris (acquired from the artist, circa 1978).
By descent from the above to the present owner, circa 1981.
ALBERTO + DIEGO GIACOMETTI:
MASTERS OF DESIGN
“What they shared was a feeling for form and scale, a deep respect for craft, a boundless passion for work and a profound sense—instilled in them not by modernism but by the awesome and capricious Bergell Valley in which they were raised—that change and continuity were inseparable” (Michael Brenson, New York Times, June 21, 1985).
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED FRENCH COLLECTION
F. Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l'oeuvre, Paris, 1986, vol. I, p. 115 (another cast illustrated, pl. 19).
D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, p. 120 (another version illustrated in color, p. 121).
F. Baudot, Diego Giacometti, New York, 2001, p. 79 (another cast illustrated).