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Galerie Druet, Paris (no. 8685), by 1 July 1916.
Returned to the artist, 22 April 1918.
Mr Matsukata, by 1921, by whom acquired directly from the artist.
Confiscated by the French government in 1944; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 21 November 1947.
Private collection, by 1985.
Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 18 March 1986, lot 45.
Richard Green Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above in the late 1980s, and thence by descent to the present owner.
THE PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Paris, Galerie Druet, Oeuvres récentes de Maurice Denis, 1916.
Paris, Pavillon de Marsan, Exposition Maurice Denis, 1888-1924, April - May 1924, no. 228 (titled 'Le goûter').
Perros-Guirec, Maison des Traouieros, Maurice Denis à Perros-Guirec, July - August 1985, no. P80 bis, p. 57.