Lionello Venturi. Cézanne: son art—son oeuvre. Paris, 1936, vol. 1, p. 174, no. 508; vol. 2, pl. 156, no. 508, calls it "Quelques pommes" and dates it 1883–87.
Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 3, XIX–XX Centuries. New York, 1967, pp. 99–100, ill., call it two separate studies; believe that the brownish color at the lower left and along the right edge could have been added by either Vuillard or Vollard, both of whom were owners of the picture.
Sandra Orienti in L'opera completa di Cézanne. [French ed., 1975; English ed., 1985]. Milan, 1970, p. 108, no. 479, ill., dates it 1883–87.
Friederike Kitschen. Cézanne, Stilleben. Ostfildern-Ruit bei Stuttgart, 1995, pp. 77, 198, pl. 25, dates it about 1877.
John Rewald, in collaboration with Walter Feilchenfeldt, and Jayne Warman. The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: A Catalogue Raisonné. New York, 1996, vol. 1, p. 229, 563, no. 340; vol. 2, p. 108, fig. 340, calls it "Quelques pommes" and dates it 1877–79.
Guy Cogeval. Édouard Vuillard. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington. Montreal, 2003, ill. p. 262 (installation photo), this picture appears in the background of a Vuillard photograph taken in the artist's rue Truffaut apartment, about 1902–4.