"French, English, and American Paintings." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 15 (September 1920), p. 208.
"Crowds Flock to See Museum Show." American Art News 19 (May 14, 1921), p. 6.
John Quinn, 1870–1925: Collection of Paintings, Water Colors, Drawings & Sculpture. Huntington, N.Y., 1926, p. 14.
Forbes Watson. "The John Quinn Collection." The Arts 9 (January 1926), p. 13, ill.
"No. 5 in House & Garden's Flower Paintings." House & Garden (September 1944), pp. 70–71, ill. (color).
Klaus Berger. Odilon Redon: Fantasy and Colour. New York, 1965, p. 204, no. 308, dates it about 1912.
Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 3, XIX–XX Centuries. New York, 1967, pp. 8–9, ill., call it "Flowers in a Chinese Vase" and believe that it must have been painted by 1906; mention that the vase reappears in a picture signed and dated 1916, exhibited in the World's Fair of 1940 (Museum of Modern Art, New York; W1516).
B[enjamin]. L[awrence]. Reid. The Man from New York: John Quinn and His Friends. New York, 1968, p. 295, recounts that Quinn bought a painting in September 1917 from Carroll Galleries titled "The White Bouquet" for Fr 2,500, possibly this picture.
Odilon Redon. Exh. cat., Acquavella Galleries. New York, 1970, unpaginated, no. 46, ill., dates it about 1912.
Judith Zilczer. "The Noble Buyer:" John Quinn, Patron of the Avant-Garde. Exh. cat., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, 1978, pp. 180–81, dates it 1912.
Charles S. Moffett. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pp. 240–41, ill. in color (overall and detail), calls it "Flowers in a Chinese Vase" and dates it about 1906.
Gary Tinterow et al. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 8, Modern Europe. New York, 1987, pp. 86–88, colorpl. 63, date it before 1906.
Roger Hurlburt. "Free Spirits." Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale) (December 20, 1992), p. 4D.
Helen Kohen. "Lasting Impressions." Miami Herald (December 20, 1992), p. 6I, ill. p. 1I, erroneously gives the MMA accession number as 1959.16.13.
Maryanne Stevens in Douglas Druick. Redon: Prince of Dreams, 1840–1916. Exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, 1994, pp. 287, 291, 448, no. 164, fig. 37 (color), dates it about 1910.
Alec Wildenstein. Odilon Redon: Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint et dessiné. Vol. 3, Fleurs et paysages. Paris, 1996, pp. 110–11, no. 1520, ill. (color).
Rebecca A. Rabinow. "Modern Art Comes to the Metropolitan: The 1921 Exhibition of 'Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings'." Apollo 152 (October 2000), pp. 3, 11–12, fig. 1 (color).
Susan Alyson Stein in The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1800–1920. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. New York, 2007, pp. 132, 250, no. 94, ill. (color and black and white).
Susan Alyson Stein in Masterpieces of European Painting, 1800–1920, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, pp. 148, 294–95, no. 137, ill. (color and black and white).