The Drinking Giraffe

Rembrandt Bugatti (Italian, worked in France, 1884–1916)
The Drinking Giraffe, 1907

Bronze (cast at the A. A. Hébrard Foundry, Paris)
16 x 20 x 23 in. (40.6 x 51.4 x 59.1 cm)
Edition: 2/3
Signed in bronze on base: R. Bugatti
Foundry mark on base: Cire/perdue/A.A. Hébrard (2)
Arthur R. Metz Collection; Gift of the Arthur R. Metz Foundation, 94.82

Provenance

ca. 1907, purchased by Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York

1953, purchased by Arthur R. Metz from James Graham and Sons, New York

1953-1994, Arthur R. Metz Collection, Chicago

1994, Gift to the IU Art Museum, Bloomington, from the Arthur R. Metz Foundation

Catalogue Raisonné

Des Cordes, Jacques-Chalom and Véronique Fromanger Des Cordes. Rembrandt Bugatti: Catalogue raisonné, la vie, l'oeuvre. Paris: Editions de l'Amateur, 1987. (cat. no. 187)

Alternate Titles

Giraffe

Girafe en Train de Boire

Remarks

Provenance research on this work is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.