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lower left in brown paint: chardin. / [illegible date]


Possibly (Wildenstein & Co., Paris, New York, and London);[1] David David-Weill [1871-1952], Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, by 1925;[2] purchased February/March 1937 with the David-Weill collection by (Wildenstein & Co., Paris, New York, and London);[3] sold 1946 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1952 to NGA.

Exhibition History
Paintings from the David-Weill Collection, Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 1937, no. 5, as Nature Morte.
The Great Tradition of French Painting, Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 1939, no. 18, as The Pheasant.
Chardin 1699-1779, Grand Palais, Paris; Cleveland Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1979, no. 99, repro.
Chardin, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf; Royal Academy of Arts, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1999-2000, no. 71, repro., as Two Rabbits, a Pheasant and a Seville Orange on a Stone Ledge.
Anne Vallayer-Coster: Painter to the Court of Marie-Antoinette, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Dallas Museum of Art; The Frick Collection, New York, 2002-2003, no. B, pl. 82 (shown only in Washington and Dallas).
Henriot, Gabriel. Collection David-Weill. 3 vols. Paris, 1926-1928: I: 43, repro.
"David-Weill Pictures Come to New York." Art Digest 12 (1 November 1937): 13.
Wildenstein and Company. French XVIII Century Paintings. New York, 1948: 4
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1945-1951. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 228, no. 102, repro., as Still Life.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 353, repro., as Still Life.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 26, as Still Life.
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 19, repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 66, repro., as Still Life.
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 314-315, fig. 277.
Rosenberg, Pierre. L'opera completa di Chardin. Milan, 1983: no. 138, repro.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 323, no. 428, color repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 86, repro.
Conisbee, Philip. Chardin. Oxford, 1986: 189, repro. pl. 185, detail repro. pl. 184.
Held, Jutta, and Norbert Schneider. Sozialgeschichte der Malerei vom Spätmittelalter bis ins 20. Jahrhundert. Cologne, 1993:repro. 327.
Roland Michel, Marianne. Chardin. Paris, 1994:134-137, 143 n. 18, 187 n. 19, color repro. 136.
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 251, no. 200, color repro.
The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier. A Centennial Celebration of Wildenstein's Presence in New York. Exh. cat. Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 2005: 58, fig. 50, 73 (not in the exhibition).
Conisbee, Philip, et al. French Paintings of the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2009: no. 17, 89-91, color repro.
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