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Femme Leoni by Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

Femme Leoni, 1947

Bronze with brown patina
Edition of 6
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Christie's, New York (16 May 2024)

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Past Sales
ImageLast Sale DateTitleEdition No.Last SaleLast Sale Auction HouseLast Sale Location
May 16, 2024Femme Leoni3
Christie'sNew York
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Artwork Description



152.1 cm (59.88 in)


bronze with brown patina


signed, numbered and stamped with foundry mark "Alberto Giacometti Susse Fondeur Paris 3/6" (on the lower left side)


Julian J. Aberbach, New York.

Hamilton Gallery, New York.

Sir Edward and Lady Nika Hulton, London.

Private Collection, Switzerland.

Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zurich.

Private collection, New York (acquired from the above, 14 November 1988); sale, Sotheby"s, New York, 28 October 2020, lot 112.

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


F. Meyer, Alberto Giacometti: Eine Kunst Existentieller Wirklichkeit , Zurich, 1968, pp. 143 and 169.

R. Hohl, Alberto Giacometti , London, 1972, p. 135.

K. Maria de Barañano, Alberto Giacometti: Dibujo, escultura, pintura , exh. cat., Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 1990, p. 442, no. 191 (another cast illustrated in color, p. 443).

Y. Bonnefoy, Alberto Giacometti: A Biography of His Work , Paris, 1991, p. 336, no. 309 (another cast illustrated).

H.A. Cahn, ed., Alberto Giacometti: Sculptures, peintures, dessins , exh. cat., Musée d"art moderne de la ville de Paris, 1991, p. 176, no. 84 (another cast illustrated in color, p. 177).

A. Schneider, ed., Alberto Giacometti: Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings , New York, 1994, no. 50 (another cast illustrated).

R. Hohl, ed., Giacometti: A Life in Pictures , Ostfildern-Ruit, 1998, p. 135.

C. Klemm, C. Lanchner, T. Bezzola and A. Umland, Alberto Giacometti , exh. cat., Kunsthaus Zürich, 2001, pp. 154 and 274, no. 96 (another cast illustrated, p. 154).

V. Wiesinger, ed., The Studio of Alberto Giacometti: Collection of the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti , exh. cat., Musée national d"art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2007, pp. 63, 163 and 403, no. 160 (plaster version illustrated in situ in the artist"s studio, p. 63).

G. Tosatto and V. Wiesinger, "La Cage ouverte" in Beaux quartiers , no. H.S., spring 2013, p. 32 (plaster version illustrated).

L. Fristsch, ed., Giacometti , exh. cat., Tate Modern, London, 2017, p. 213 (plaster version illustrated).

The Alberto Giacometti Database, no. 4264.




Femme Leoni

signed, numbered and stamped with foundry mark "Alberto Giacometti Susse Fondeur Paris 3/6" (on the lower left side)

bronze with brown patina

Height: 59 7/8 in. (152 cm.)

Height (including artist"s bronze base): 65 1/8 in. (165.4 cm.)

Conceived in 1947; this bronze version cast in 1958