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Provenance

The artist's daughter, Mercedes Carles Matter [1913-2001], Bethelem, Connecticut;[1] purchased 6 October 1982 through (Joan Washburn Gallery, New York) by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington;[2] acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1959
Arthur B. Carles, 1882-1952: Retrospective Exhibition, Graham Gallery, New York, 14 April - 9 May 1959, either cat. no. 37, 65, or 71.
1968
The 1930's: Painting & Sculpture in America, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 15 October - 1 December 1968, no. 17, as Abstract Still Life, Flowers.
1982
Acquisitions Since 1975, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 5 November 1982 - 16 January 1983, unpublished checklist, as Composition.
1982
American Artists Abroad, 1900-1950, Washburn Gallery, New York, 18 March - 24 April 1982, no. 14.
1983
Arthur B. Carles (1882-1952): Painting with Color, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; National Academy of Design, New York, 23 September 1983 - 4 November 1984, no. 77, repro.
Bibliography
2011
Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Washington, 2011: 291, repro.