Inscription: Falsely inscribed (lower right): St. Pelagie / G. Courbet.
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer, New York (until d. 1929; cat., 1931, p. 100, as by Courbet)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The H. O. Havemeyer Collection," March 11–November 2, 1930, no. 38 (as by Courbet).
H. O. Havemeyer Collection: Catalogue of Paintings, Prints, Sculpture and Objects of Art. n.p., 1931, p. 100, call it "Still Life—Apples," date it 1871 and attribute it to Courbet.
Louisine W. Havemeyer. Sixteen to Sixty: Memoirs of a Collector. New York, 1961, p. 195.
Frances Weitzenhoffer. The Havemeyers: Impressionism Comes to America. New York, 1986, p. 257, notes it is "now considered 'style of Courbet'".
Louisine W. Havemeyer. Sixteen to Sixty: Memoirs of a Collector. Ed. Susan Alyson Stein. 3rd ed. [1st ed. 1930, repr. 1961]. New York, 1993, pp. 195, 330 n. 275.
Gretchen Wold in Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1993, p. 320, no. A165, ill. p. 319.