On backing board in Sharp's hand: DAHLIAS
The artist; [?]; [Jane Hiatt, La Fonda Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico]; H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1956; present owner: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, Orange, Texas, by bequest, 1965; accession to Stark Museum of Art, 1965
Dahlias were a favorite of Sharp's. The first recorded exhibition of a dahlia painting was in 1927 at his annual Cincinnati show at the Traxel Art Galleries, then again in 1929. He painted more than half a dozen known dahlia still-life oils.