About This Artwork

André Derain
French, 1880-1954

Grapes, early 1920s

Oil on canvas
9 7/8 x 17 3/8 in. (25 x 44.1 cm)
Signed, l.r.: A Derain

Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection, 1926.191

© 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Art Institute of Chicago, Group of Modern Paintings from the Birch-Bartlett Collection, September 8–October 22, 1923.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Exhibition of Modern French Paintings from the Birch-Bartlett Collection, April 1925, n. p., cat. 23, as Still Life Grapes.
Boston Art Club, Birch-Bartlett Collection of Modern French Paintings, December 9–26, 1925, n.p., cat. 2, as Les raisins.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, June 1–November 1, 1933, p. 78, cat. 684.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, June 1–November 1, 1934, p. 52, cat. 342.

Publication History

Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection (Art Institute of Chicago, 1925), p. 167, cat. 2225, as Grapes (Still Life).

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Exhibition of Modern French Paintings from the Birch-Bartlett Collection exh. cat. (Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1925), n. p., cat. 23, as Still Life Grapes.

Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Paintings in the Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial from the Birch-Bartlett Collection, (Art Institute of Chicago, 1926), pp. 32, 33 (ill.), 57.

Watson, Forbes, “A Note on the Birch-Bartlett Collection,” The Arts 9 (June 1926), p. 303 (ill.), as Still Life.

Zabel, Morton Dauwen, “An American Gallery of Modern Painting,” Art and Archaeology 26, no. 6 (December 1928), p. 233, as Les Raisins.

Sherwood, Walter J., “The Famous Birch Bartlett collection,” The Chicago Visitor (October, 1932), p. 40.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture Lent from American Collections exh. cat. (Art Institute, 1933), p. 78, cat. 684.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture exh. cat. (Art Institute, 1934), p. 52, cat. 342.

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Art Institute, 1961), p. 125.

Speyer, A. James and Courtney Graham Donnell, Twentieth Century European Paintings (University of Chicago Press, 1980), p. 39, cat. 1E9.

Art Institute of Chicago, “ The Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection,” Museum Studies 12, 2 (1986), pp. 222, 232 (ill.), no. 3.

Michael Kellermann, André Derain: Catalogue Raisonné de l’oeuvre peint (Paris: Éditions Galerie Schmit, 1996), p. 86 (ill.), cat. 709, as Assiette de fruits et pichet, about 1924.

Ownership History

Paul Guillaume, Paris [letter of December 8, 1975 from Robert Stoppenbach in curatorial file]. Frederick Clay Bartlett, Chicago, by August 1923–1926 [copy of shipping receipt in curatorial file]; given to the Art Institute, 1926.




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