User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Walking Woman

Start collecting

Slim, almost flat, headless and armless with elongated legs, left foot slightly forward, on rectangular base with beveled sides.

Signed

Signature of Giacometti incised at right side.

Marks

Number IV/IV at back.

Provenance

1955, Hanover Gallery, London [see note 1]; 1964, sold by Hanover Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1964) NOTES: [1] In 1936, the plaster original of the Femme Qui Marche was sold to Sir Roland Penrose, London, who sold it to Valerie Cooper, London. In 1955, Valerie Cooper sold the plaster original to the Hanover Gallery, London, which commissioned an edition of 4 bronze casts from Fiorini's Foundry, London. The MFA's piece is marked as the fourth cast in this edition. See Ronald Alley, "Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art" (London, 1981), p. 277 (cat. no. T.1519).

Credit Line

Major Henry Lee Higginson and William Francis Warden Funds

Copyright

© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Licensed by VAGA, New York.

Femme qui marche

Modeled 1933–34; cast in 1955

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

151 x 11.25 x 38.1 cm (59 7/16 x 4 7/16 x 15 in.)

Accession Number

64.520

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture