Redon owned a variety of vases, which his wife, Camille, used in arranging the bouquets that formed the subject of his late still-life paintings. The delicately patterned white vessel depicted in this work appears in several other pictures, including The Met’s Vase of Flowers (Pink Background) of about 1906 (59.16.3).
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Anita Brookner. "Current and Forthcoming Exhibitions: London." Burlington Magazine 104 (March 1962), p. 130, fig. 35.
XIX and XX Century French Paintings, Drawings, and Bronzes. Exh. cat., Lefevre Fine Art Ltd. London, 1962, pp. 2, 17, no. 13 [see Ref. Sterling and Salinger 1967], dates it about 1906; erroneously labels it as no. 12.
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, p. 13, ill., date it about 1912–14; mention that this bouquet is treated with greater definition than the one in "Flowers in a Chinese Vase" (MMA 59.16.3) and note that the vase in the two paintings appears to be the same, but seen here from the other side.
Louise d'Argencourt. 1912: Break up of Tradition/Traditions et ruptures. Exh. cat., Winnipeg Art Gallery. Winnipeg, 1987, pp. 188–89, ill., dates it about 1912–14.
Denys Sutton inTreasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: French Art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. Exh. cat., Yokohama Museum of Art. [Tokyo], 1989, p. 25.
Susan Alyson Stein inTreasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: French Art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. Exh. cat., Yokohama Museum of Art. [Tokyo], 1989, pp. 150, no. 95, ill. (color).
Katharine Baetjer. European Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Artists Born Before 1865: A Summary Catalogue. New York, 1995, p. 471, ill.
Alec Wildenstein. Odilon Redon: Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint et dessiné. Vol. 3, Fleurs et paysages. Paris, 1996, pp. 8–9 (overleaf), pp. 108–9, no. 1518, ill. (color and black and white), identifies the same vase in seven other floral still lifes.
Susan Alyson Stein inEarth, Sea, and Sky: Nature in Western Art; Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. [Tokyo], 2012, pp. 129, 238, no. 74, ill. (color and b&w) [Chinese ed., Hefei Shi, 2013, pp. 162–63, no. 74, ill. (color)].
The vase depicted is believed to be the same one that appears in Flowers in a Chinese Vase (The Met 59.16.3; Wildenstein 1520), but from the other side. Klaus Berger (1965) has catalogued it as "vase 7".
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