Signed and dated, in pen and brown ink, at lower left, "P. J. Redouté / (Avril 1840)".
Adams, Frederick B., Jr., comp. Ninth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1958 & 1959. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1959, p. 115-116.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 162.
Flowers in Books and Drawings ca. 940-1840, Helen B. Mules, Dr. Paul Needham, William M. Voelkle, The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 1980, no. 131.
This unfinished drawing is considered to be one of the artist's last works; he died on June 19, 1840.
Hofer, Philip, 1898-1984, former owner.
Bechtel, Edwin DeTurck, 1880-1957, former owner.