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Provenance

From the artist to (Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler [1884-1979], Paris); sequestered by French government during World War I and sold by the government at (Kahnweiler sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 17-18 November 1921);[1] purchased by Jacques Antoine Doucet, Paris. Marcel Coard [1889-1975], Paris; sold 7 December 1928 through (Galerie Étienne Bignou, Paris and New York) to (Alex Reid & Lefèvre, London); [2] sold through (Etienne Bignou) 29 May 1929 to Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York; bequest 1963 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1930
"La Nature Morte" from Chardin to the Abstract, Wildenstein Galleries, New York, January 1930, no. 16.
1930
Works by Derain, M. Knoedler & Co., New York, April 1930, no. 3, repro., as La Table Garnie.
1931
A Group of Twentieth Century Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection, Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1931, no. 3.
1932
Derain--Vlaminck. Comparative Exhibition, Museum of French Art, French Institute in the United States, New York, 1932, no. 15.
1940
Possibly Origins of Modern Art, The Arts Club of Chicago, 1940, no. 27, as Kitchen Table (but catalogue says loaned by Mr. and Mrs. William Averell Harriman, not Chester Dale).
1943
Twentieth Century French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, 1943-1952 (extended loan), unnumbered catalogue, repro. p. 20.
1952
Twentieth Century French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1952, no. 19, repro.
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1932
Cortissoz, Royal. "Derain's Role in a Hectic Group." The New York Herald Tribune (28 February 1932): section VII, 9.
1943
Twentieth Century French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. The Art Institute of Chicago, 1943:, 20, repro.
1952
Twentieth Century French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1952 (2nd ed., 1960; rev. ed., 1965): 19, repro.
1960
Twentieth Century French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1960 (2nd ed.): 21, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 41
1965
Twentieth Century French Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965 (rev. ed.): 20, repro.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 33, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 104, repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 127, repro.
1992
Kellermann, Michel. André Derain, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint. Vol. 1, 1895-1914. Paris, 1992: no. 328, 201, repro., as Nature Morte, Pain et Fruits.