First Fruits, 1899
The Norton Simon Foundation
© The Norton Simon Foundation; Photography courtesy the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Commissioned by Adam Natanson (d. 1906), for 85, rue Jouffroy, Paris, by descent to his son;
Thadée Natanson, Paris (sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 13 June 1908, lot 63, as Les premiers fruits, for Ffr 1200 to);
Alexandre Natanson, Paris (sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 16 May 1929, lot 126, ill., as Les premiers fruits, to);
Mme. Bloch, to;
Léon Blum (d. 1950), Paris, 1929-1950, to;
Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., New York;
[Wildenstein, New York];
Private collection, Switzerland;
[Wildenstein, New York, sold 1973 to];
The Norton Simon Foundation.
Oil sketches relating to this painting were on sale at Christie’s (New York), Impressionist and Modern Paintings and Sculpture, 17 May 1983, lot 29; and Sotheby’s (New York), Impressionist and Modern Paintings and Sculpture, Part II, 10 May 1989, lot 331.