Inscribed on the base of the architecture, to the right: J.B. Oudry 1724
55 3/4 × 57 in. (141.6 × 144.8 cm)
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Hal N. Opperman, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, vol. 1 (New York and London: Garland Publishing Inc., 1977), pp. 78-79, 528–29, no. P447, vol. 2, fig. 100.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Annual Report 1977–78 (Chicago, 1978), pp. 5, 11, frontispiece (color ill.)
The Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago: 100 Masterpieces (Chicago, 1978), pp. 25, 69 (color ill.).
“La Chronique des arts,” Gazette des Beaux–Arts 6th ser. 93 (1979), suppl. to no. 1323, p. 77.
Amina Okada, “J. B. Oudry, 1686–1755: La Tentation de la nature morte,” Le Petit Journal des grandes expositions 122 (1982), n. p.
“Une Ténébreuse Affaire,” Apollo 117 (January 1983), p. 2, fig. 1.
James Yood, Feasting: A Celebration of Food in Art: Paintings from the Art Institute of Chicago (New York: Universe, 1992), n. p., no. 9 (ill.).
Susan Wise and Malcolm Warner, French and British Paintings from 1600 to 1800 in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Collection (Chicago, 1996), pp. 109–112, 111 (ill.).
Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, J.–B. Oudry, 1686–1755, 1982–83, cat. 32 (cat. 17 in English catalogue); traveled to Kimbell Art Museum, Forth Worth, Texas, and Kansas City, Missouri.
Louis Aubert, Lyon (died c. 1886); his sale, Hôtel des Ventes, Lyons, April 12–13, 1886, lot 43, as Singe dérobant des fruits. Paris art market, c. 1970 [according to Opperman 1977 and telephone conversation of Opperman with Martha Wolff, July 12, 2005]. Heim Gallery, London by 1977; sold to the Art Institute, 1977.
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