Estate of the artist
Thomas Gibson Fine Art, Ltd., London (acquired from the above)
Galerie Jan Krugier, Geneva (acquired from the above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1987
Raoul-Jean Moulin, Giacometti Sculptures , New York, 1964, no. 16, illustration of another cast
Reinhold Hohl, Giacometti, Lausanne, 1971, pp. 119 and 204, illustrations of another cast
Bernard Lamarche-Vadel, Alberto Giacometti , Paris, 1984, no. 206, p. 144, illustration of another cast
Charles Juliet, Giacometti, Paris, 1985, p. 91, illustration of another cast
Herbert Matter, Alberto Giacometti, New York, 1987, pp. 119 and 121, illustrations of another cast
Yves Bonnefoy, Alberto Giacometti, A Biography of His Work, Paris, 1991, no. 379, p. 402, illustration of another cast
Ernst Scheidegger, Traces of a Friendship. Alberto Giacometti, Zurich, 2001, p. 146, illustration of another cast
Property from an Important European Collection
1901 - 1966
Femme de Venise VIII
inscribed Alberto Giacometti, numbered 0/6 and inscribed with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris ; stamped with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris Cire Perdue (on the interior)
height: 122 cm. 48 in.
Conceived in 1956; this example cast in bronze by Susse Fondeur in 1973.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Comité Giacometti and it is recorded in the Alberto Giacometti database as AGD 4488.