Inscription

lower left in yellow paint with a stencil: DMR; upper left reverse, sideways: No 9 Nature / Morte / Espagnole / Rivera . 15

Provenance

The artist; (Modern Gallery, New York), in 1915; Agnes Ernst Meyer [1887-1970], Mount Kisco, New York, and Washington, D.C.; her daughter, Katharine Meyer Graham [Mrs. Philip Graham, 1917-2001], Washington, D.C.; her estate; bequest 2002 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1916
Exhibition of Paintings by Cézanne, Van Gogh, Picasso, Picabia, Braque, Desseignes, Rivera, Modern Gallery, New York, February-March 1916, no. 17, as A Spanish Still Life.
1916
Exhibition of Paintings by Diego Rivera, Modern Gallery, New York, October 1916, no. 8, as Spanish Still-life.
1994
Loan to display with permanent collection, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., 1994.
2004
The Cubist Paintings of Diego Rivera: Memory, Politics, Place (Diego Rivera y el cubismo. Memoria y vanguardia), Natl. Gal. of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museo de Arte Mexico, Mexico City, 2004, fig. 8 (Washington brochure), unnumbered cat. (Mexico City)
2009
Marius de Zayas. Un destierro moderno., Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, 2009, no. 60, repro.
2011
Diego Rivera, Cubista de la Academia a la Vanguardia 1907 - 1921, Museo del Patrimonio Municipal, Málaga; Casa de la Provincia, Seville, 2011, unnumbered catalogue, repro.