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Provenance

Sold by the artist to M. Pertuiset, Paris; (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 5 June 1888, no. 3); bought by Isidore Bloch or Hermann Paechter, Berlin. Max Liebermann [1847-1935], Berlin, before 1925; his daughter, Mrs. Kurt Riezler [née Käthe Liebermann, 1885-1952], Berlin and later New York.[1] (Wildenstein and Co., New York); sold 1959 to Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA, with life interest to his wife, Rachel Lambert Mellon [1910-2014].

Exhibition History
1928
Ausstelllung Edouard Manet, Galerie Matthiesen, Berlin, 1928, no. 94.
1932
Exhibition of French Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1932, no. 464.
1954
Vier eeuwen stilleven in Frankrijk, Museum Boymans, Rotterdam, 1954, no. 88.
1966
French paintings from the collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 44, repro.
Bibliography
1932
Jamot, Paul, and Georges Wildenstein. Manet. 2 vols. Paris, 1932: 1:no. 386, fig. 440.
1954
Bloch, Vitale. "Four Centuries of Still Life in France." The Burlington Magazine 96 (September 1954): 289, fig. 28.
1973
Janda, Karl-Heinz, and Annegret Janda. "Max Liebermann als Kunstsammler." Forschungen und Berichte 15 (1973): 103-149.
1988
Paul, Barbara. "Drei Sammlungen französischer impressionistischer Kunst im kaiserlichen Berlin - Bernstein, Liebermann, Arnhold." Zeitschrift des Deutschen Vereins für Kunstwissenschaft 42 (1988): 17, repro.
1997
Natter, G. Tobias, and Julius H. Schoeps, intro. Max Liebermann und die französischen Impressionisten. Published in conjuction with an exhibition at the Jüdisches Museum, Vienna. Düsseldorf, 1997: 216, repro., 241.