Artist Jean Baptiste Greuze, French, 1725-1805
  • Boy with an Apple
Date 18th century
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 15 3/4 × 12 3/4 inches (40 × 32.4 cm)
Framed: 26 5/8 × 20 3/4 × 2 3/8 inches (67.6 × 52.7 × 6 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb
Accession Number 53.365
Department European Painting
Not On View
possibly V. L. Narischkine.
possibly (The Hermitage, St. Petersburg [Leningrad], Russia).
possibly (Van Diemen & Co., Berlin, Germany).
April 3-5, 1930, sold by Emanuel Naidis through (William H. Day Galleries, New York, New York, USA), lot 278.
1931, (Van Diemen & Co., New York, New York, USA);
purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1953-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Heil, W. Manuscript Catalogue of the Whitcomb collection. 1931, p 46.

Catalogue of the Paintings and Sculpture given by Edgar B. Whitcomb and Anna Scripps Whitcomb to The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1954, p. 81, (ill.) p. 80 [also exhibited 20 April - 20 September].

Davis, M. National Gallery Catalogues, French School, 2nd revised ed. London, 1957, p. 109 [mentioned as version of no. 1020].

Freedom Festival: French Master Works. Detroit, Cobo Hall, 30 June-7 July 1964 [checklist?].

Parker, Clifford Stetson. Lectures culturelles françaises. New York, 1966, p. 367.

Small Paintings from Famous Collections. Exh. cat [?], Taft Museum. Cincinnati, April 4-June 7, 1981 [cat.? checklist?].