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Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schoneman
Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940)

Les premiers fruits

Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940)
Les premiers fruits
stamped with signature 'E Vuillard' (Lugt 2497a; lower right)
oil on paper laid down on canvas
8 x 13¾ in. (20.3 x 35 cm.)
Painted in 1899
Estate of the artist.
M. Arnoé, Paris (1967).
Alphonse Stein, Paris (circa 1970).
Acquired by the present owner, by 1989.
A. Salomon and G. Cogeval, Vuillard, Le Regard innombrable, Catalogue critique des peintures et pastels, Paris, 2003, vol. II, p. 572, no. VII-60 (illustrated in color).

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This work is one of a series of studies for the final version of Les premiers fruits (Salomon and Cogeval, vol. II, no. VII-63), part of a decorative cycle commissioned for the dining room of Adam Natanson, whose family founded the avant-garde journal La revue blanche. The finished decorative panel is currently in the collection of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California.

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