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    Sale 7737

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale (immediately following Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper)

    24 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 324

    Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)

    Le chat maître d'hôtel, première version

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)
    Le chat maître d'hôtel, première version
    bronze
    Height: 11 7/8 in. (30 cm.)
    Conceived in 1961


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    Provenance

    Madame Rosie Barba Negra, Paris.
    Galerie Claude Bernard, New York, by whom aquired from the above.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner on 17 July 1986.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this work is stamped with the monogram 'DG' on the top of the base and that the height is 11 1/8 in. (28.2 cm.) and not as stated in the catalogue.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR


    Literature

    M. Butor, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1985, pp. 121 & 133 (another cast illustrated).
    F. Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l'oeuvre, vol. I, Paris, 1986, p. 18 (another cast illustrated).
    D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, p. 120 (another cast illustrated).