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Inscription

lower left: Sheeler 1911; across center reverse: 'Dahlias / and / Asters' / C.R. Sheeler. / 1912

Provenance

Possibly (Downtown Gallery, New York); Joan B. Detweiler [Mrs. F.H. Detweiler]; gift 1962 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1963
Progress of an American Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 25 October-29 December 1963, unpublished checklist.
1972
Conservation in the Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 15 September-22 October 1972, unpublished checklist.
1980
An American Flower Show, Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, MA, 1980, unnumbered.
1984
Roots of Modernism in America: Artists of the Armory and the Eight, Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, NY, 1984.
1988
Charles Scheeler: Paintings, Drawing, Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Whitney Museum of Art, NY, Dallas Museum of Art, 1988.
2002
American Modernism, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2002-2003.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013-28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
1966
Phillips, Dorothy W. A Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings in The Corcoran Gallery of Art. 2 vols. Washington, 1966: 1:117.
2011
Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art : American Paintings to 1945. Washington, 2011: 316, repro.
2013
Kushner, Marilyn Satin, and Kimberly Orcutt, eds. The Armory Show at 100: Modernism and Revolution. New York, 2013: 459.