Julius Meier-Graefe. Renoir. Leipzig, 1929, p. 176, fig. 170, calls it "Stilleben" and dates it 1884; gives location as "Privatsammlung Durand-Ruel, New York".
Harry B. Wehle. Renoir: A Special Exhibition of His Paintings. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1937, unpaginated, no. 42, ill., dates it 1884.
Alfred M. Frankfurter. Renoir, Centennial Loan Exhibition, 1841–1941. Exh. cat., Duveen Galleries. New York, 1941, pp. 74, 150, no. 52, ill., dates it about 1884; characterizes it as "one of the most complete of this period" and notes "a similar painting [...] showing only the white vase and flowers on a table, against a similar background".
"Eight Valuable Paintings Missing from Mansion." New York Times (March 21, 1965), p. 76, calls it "Still Life With Prickly Pears"; states that it was one of the paintings reported missing from the home of the late W. W. Crocker, Hillsborough, Calif.
"3 Seized on Coast in Theft of Crocker Art Collection." New York Times (April 25, 1965), p. 65, states that it has been recovered from a warehouse in Houston.
"Van Goghs in Sale at Parke-Bernet." New York Times (February 22, 1970), p. 88, lists it among the works to be sold on February 25, 1970.
Elda Fezzi. L'opera completa di Renoir. [reprint ed., 1981]. Milan, 1972, p. 116, no. 610, ill., calls it "Fiori in un vaso e frutta," dates it [about?] 1885, and gives its location as unknown.
Vivian Endicott Barnett. The Guggenheim Museum: Justin K. Thannhauser Collection. New York, 1978, p. 191 under no. 70, calls it "Still Life: Flowers and Prickly Pears," whereabouts unknown, and notes that it is usually dated 1884; observes that it depicts the same vase as "Still Life: Flowers," 1885 (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York), whose table is similar but whose background color and pattern are more subdued.
Guy-Patrice Dauberville and Michel Dauberville. Renoir: Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles. Vol. 2, 1882–1894. Paris, 2009, p. 17, no. 706, ill.
Susan Alyson Stein in "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2010–2012." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 70 (Fall 2012).