On backing board in Sharp's hand: SWEET WILLIAM My best flower painting / Flowers from Mrs. Phoebe Hearst, Calif.
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
This is a unique example of Sharp painting this type of flower. No others are known and no exhibition records of this work's public display are extant. See Minckler, 2010, 175.