Germann Auctionhouse Zurich
Lot 36 / Important Paintings, Sculptures, Watercolors, Drawings and MultiplesMonday, 08 June 2015, 06:00 pm

Giovanni Giacometti, Bildnis des Vaters vor Bergeller Landschaft mit Stampa

Lot 36

Giovanni Giacometti, 1868-1933 (CH)

Bildnis des Vaters vor Bergeller Landschaft mit Stampa, 1892

Oil on canvas.
H 710 mm W 610 mm.

(Frame). Signed lower right: G. Giacometti.
Verso denoted by hand writing of the father:
"Ritratto di me Alberto Giacometti all' età d'anni 58, 9 mesi.
Dipinto da mi figlio Giovanni Ulderico qui a Stampa in Settembre dell anno 1892".

CHF180'000 / 250'000
EUR160'000 / 220'000
USD190'000 / 260'000
Annotation:

Provenance:
by inheritage until today in possession of the descendants of the family of Giovanni Giacometti;
Swiss private property.

Exhibitions:
München, Glaspalast.
Jahresausstellung, Sommer 1895.
No. 234 (Herbst[Bildnis des Herrn A.G.]);
Geneva, Palais des Beaux-Arts.
IVe Exposition Nationale Suisse, Art Moderne,
1st May - 18th October 1896.
No. 204 (Automne [Portrait]);
Touring exhibition, Turnus-Ausstellung des Schweizerischen Kunstvereins. Kunsthalle Basel,
21st March - 12th April 1897;
Winterthur; Aarau; Glarus; Biel; Konstanz; Lugano.
Basel, Kunsthalle.
Giovanni Giacometti. Niklaus Stöcklin. Albert Müller,
9th November - 5th December 1920.
No. 6 (Bildnis meines Vaters);
St. Moritz, Museum Segantini. Vergleichsausstellung.
Giovanni Segantini (1858 - 1899) - Giovanni Giacometti (1868 - 1933),
3rd August 1982 - 30th April 1983.
No. 17 (Bildnis des Vaters Alberto Giacometti), Stampa 1893 (Ritratto del padre dell'artista), illustration;
Stampa, Museo Ciäsa Granda.
Mostra commemorativa,
1st Oktober - 16th October 1983.

Literature:
Nachrichtenblatt. Der freie Rätier. Chur, 30th June 1901.
No. 151, first sheet;
Paul Müller/ Viola Radlach.
Giovanni Giacometti, 1868 - 1933, Werkkatalog der Gemälde.
Zurich, Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft, 1997. Volume II - 2.
No. 1892.01, pages 130/131, illustration.
See also there the illustrated pencil drawing as pre-study to the painting.
Andreas Kley.
Von Stampa nach Zürich,
Der Staatsrechtler Zaccaria Giacometti,
sein Leben und Werk und seine Bergeller Künstlerfamilie.
Schulthess Juristische Medien AG, Zurich, Basel, Geneva, 2014.
No. 6, illustration in color.

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