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Still Life with a Fruit Dish

Georges Braque, French, 1882 - 1963

Object Details
With Paul Rosenberg & Co., Paris [1]; sold to Samuel S. White, 3rd (1876-1952) and Vera M. White (1888-1966), Ardmore, PA, probably late 1930's [2]; bequest of Vera M. White to PMA, 1967.1. Rosenberg was Braque's dealer from 1923 onward. The painting may have been exhibited in 1937 at the Rosenberg gallery as "Pommes, verre et pipe" (60 x 81 cm.), although it depicts a pipe, glass, and lemons, not apples. This exhibition is also cited by Henry Gardiner in the White Collection catalog entry (PMA Bulletin, vol 63, nos. 296 and 297, January-March 1968 and April-June 1968).2. See letter in curatorial file from Elaine Rosenberg (Paul Rosenberg & Co.) dated February 14, 2002, which states that the painting was most likely sold to S.S. White in Paris, thus before Rosenberg left Paris in 1940. See also Gardiner, White Collection catalog, no. 5, p. 79, stating that the painting was purchased by the Whites in Europe in the late 1930's.

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