Catalogue entry

Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966

T00358 Diego 1959

Inscribed '1959 | Alberto Giacometti' b.r.
Oil on canvas, 24 x 19 5/8 (61 x 50)
Purchased from the Hanover Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1960
Prov: With Galerie Maeght, Paris (purchased from the artist); with Hanover Gallery, London
Exh: XXXII Biennale, Venice, June-October 1964 (Room XII, 5); Alberto Giacometti: Sculpture Paintings Drawings 1913-65, Tate Gallery, July-August 1965 (140); Giacometti-Udstillingen, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, September-October 1965 (129)
Repr: Studio, CLXIII, 1962, p.10

The artist wrote (2 July 1960): 'This is a portrait of my brother Diego which I made in two short evening sittings in 1959.'

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.283, reproduced p.283