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Still Life with Apples and a Glass of Wine

1877-1879
Paul Cézanne, French, 1839 - 1906

Object Details
Possibly with Ambroise Vollard, Paris; with Galerie Barbazanges, Paris; with Marius de Zayas, New York, probably acquired between 1915 and 1918 [1]; sold to Louise Arensberg (1879-1953) and Walter C. Arensberg (1878-1954), Los Angeles, by c.1918 [2]; gift to PMA, 1950.1. According to the Arensbergs' provenance notes dated December 1, 1951 (PMA, Arensberg Archives) the painting was purchased through de Zayas. De Zayas' Modern Art Gallery was founded in 1915 and closed in 1919, to be succeeded by the de Zayas Gallery (1919-1920), which Arensberg supported (see Francis Naumann, "Walter Conrad Arensberg: Poet, Patron, and Participant in the New York Avant-Garde, 1915-20," PMA Bulletin, v. 76, no. 328, Spring 1980, p. 10).2. The painting is visible in a c.1918 photo of the Arensbergs' New York City apartment (PMA Bulletin, v. 76, no. 328, Spring 1980, fig. 6). The Arensbergs lent the painting to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts "Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Representative Modern Artists," April 17-May 9, 1920, no. 58 or 59. They moved from New York to Los Angeles in 1921.

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