Provenance(1) Baron Albert von Oppenheim (1834-1912), Cologne, by 1876 (sale, Berlin, Lepke, 19 March 1918, lot 17).(2) Gerald (Gerhard) Hans Oliven(3) (1905-1982), Germany, England, and Beverly Hills by ca.1927-28 (sale, New York, Christie's, 5 June 1985, lot 156, sold to); [David Koetser, Zurich, sold 1986 to]; LACMA.
(1) A similarly described , but different, painting was exhibited at Wrexham 1876 as no. 116, Fruit Piece, and later sold by Reginald Cholmondeley (1826-1896), Condover Hall (estate sale, London, Christie's, 6 March 1897, lot 42, "A Plate of Oysters, fruit, and glass wine, on a table covered with blue drapery." panel, 14 by 20 in., sold for 315 pounds to Thomas Agnew and Sons).
(2) The sale was originally sheduled to take place 27 October 1914 but was postponed. Part two of the sale, which was originally scheduled for 28-29 October 1914, took place on 23 october 1917.
(3) Gerald Oliven was the son of Oskar Oliven, the manager of Ludwig Loew & Co. AG, Berlin. Gerald Oliven was related through his mother to the Jewish Loewe family, who were forced by the Nazis to abandon heir company when they fled Germany in 1934. Oskar Oliven went to Switzerland. Gerald immigrated to England about 1938 and moved to the United States after World War II, settling in Beverly Hills.
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