"Metropolitan Buys 3 Works In City Art Show." New York Herald Tribune (March 26, 1934), p. 17, ill., as "Black Flower and Blue Iris".
Alan Burroughs. Limners and Likenesses: Three Centuries of American Painting. Cambridge, MA, 1936, pp. 183, 212, fig. 162, as "Black Flower and Blue Larkspur".
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Bulletin "Picture of the Month." (April 1944), unpaginated, ill.
Of Art and Nature. Exh. cat., Guild Hall. East Hampton, N.Y., 1961, unpaginated, no. 21, ill. front and back covers.
Henry Geldzahler. American Painting in the Twentieth Century. New York, 1965, p. 131-132, as "Black Flower and Blue Larkspur".
Nora B. Beeson. Guide to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1972, p. 279.
Henry Geldzahler in Twentieth-Century Art U.S.A. from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat.San Juan, P. R., 1974, pp. 35-36, no. 12, ill.
Georgia O'Keeffe. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1976, text facing pl. 56, artist recalls creating this picture and a similar canvas (1930, private collection, Buhler Lynes 1999 no. 714) during the summer of 1929 in Taos, New Mexico.
Helen A. Harrison. Twentieth Century American Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Parrish Art Museum. Southampton, N. Y., 1977, p. 16, no. 7, ill.
Helen A. Harrison in La Peinture Américaine au 20e Siècle de la Collection du Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. Brussels, 1978, unpaginated, no. 7, ill. and ill. front cover (color), reprints Ref. Harrison 1977.
Henry Geldzahler. Twelve Americans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., New York State Senate, Albany. New York, 1980, pp. 3, 20–21, ill.
Lisa Mintz Messinger. "Georgia O'Keeffe." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 42 (Fall 1984), p. 34, fig. 35 (color).
Philippe de Montebello. "[Director's Note]." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 42 (Fall 1984), p. 2.
Laurie Lisle. Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe. Albuquerque, 1986, p. 215, calls it "Black Flower and Blue Larkspur".
Charles C. Eldredge in Art in New Mexico, 1900–1945: Path to Taos and Santa Fe. Exh. cat., National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C. New York, 1986, p. 165, fig. 190.
Erika Billeter. "Georgia O'Keeffe's Bilder." Du (May 1987), pp. 37-38, ill. (color).
Lisa Mintz Messinger. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1988, pp. 58, 62, fig. 42 (color).
Michael Berry. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1988, p. 76, as "Black Flower and Blue Larkspur".
Roxana Robinson. Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life. New York, 1989, p. 403, calls it "Black Flower and Blue Iris".
Elizabeth Montgomery. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1993, ill. p. 51 (color).
Lucy Belloli. "The Effects of Time: Georgia O'Keeffe's 'Black Hollyhock, Blue Larkspur'." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 51 (Winter 1993-94), pp. 38-43, figs. 1-4, 6-7 (color and bw, overall and details, diagram of hermetically-sealed box containing the painting).
Lisa Mintz Messinger in The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Ed. Peter H. Hassrick. New York, 1997, p. 38, calls it "Black Hollyhock with Blue Larkspur"; compares it to the private collection version of the same motif (Buhler Lynes 1999, no. 714); discusses the iconography of the private collection version (on p.75) in the context of nineteenth-century American flower paintings.
Barbara Buhler Lynes. Georgia O'Keeffe: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, 1999, vol. 1, p. 430, no. 713, ill. (color); vol. 2, p. 1121, fig. 41 (checklist), p. 1122, fig. 45 (installation view, Exh. New York 1931), calls it "Black Flower and Blue Larkspur (Black Hollyhock and Blue Larkspur)" and dates it 1930.
Elsa Mezvinsky Smithgall in Elizabeth Hutton Turner. Georgia O'Keeffe: The Poetry of Things. Exh. cat., Phillips Collection. Washington, D. C., 1999, p. 112.
Lisa Mintz Messinger. Georgia O'Keeffe. London, 2001, p. 117, fig. 77 (color), calls it "Black Hollyhock with Blue Larkspur".
and Barbara Buhler Lynes in Georgia O'Keeffe in Williamsburg: A Re-Creation of the Artist's First Public Exhibition in the South. Ed. Bonnie G. Kelm Ann C. Madonia. Exh. cat., Muscarelle Museum of Art, The College of William and Mary. Williamsburg, VA, 2001, pp. 42, 45 n. 8, fig. 15 (color), calls it "Black Flower and Blue Larkspur" and dates it 1930.
Hunter Drohojowska-Philp. Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe. New York and London, 2004, pp. 324, 353, p. 324 calls it "Black Hollyhock Blue Larkspur" [no comma].
Susan Wright. Georgia O'Keeffe: An Eternal Spirit. (1st ed., 1996). [New York], 2006, p. 80, ill. (color).
Barbara Buhler Lynes. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Collections. New York, 2007, p. 152.
Sarah Greenough, ed. My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. Vol. 1, 1915–1933. New Haven, Conn., 2011, p. 546.