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Please note this work is signed with the estate signature 'G. Caillebotte' (lower left) and the provenance should read:
Jules Dubois, Paris, a gift from the artist.
Ambroise Vollard, Paris (no. 5157), by circa 1893, until at least 1938, and probably thence by descent.
Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 27 November 1940, lot 38 (incorrectly titled 'Les pommes').
Private collection, Paris, by whom acquired at the above sale.
Anonymous sale, Palais d’Orsay, Paris, 12 December 1979, lot 55.
Galerie Schmit, Paris (no. A.5829), by whom acquired at the above sale.
Private collection, Boston, by whom acquired from the above, in 1980.
Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 10 December 1985, lot 51.
Private collection, Santa Monica, by 1995.
Martha Parrish & James Reinish, Inc., New York (no. PR1344A).
Private collection, United States, by whom acquired from the above, in 2000.
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION