Waddington Galleries, Montreal The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation, Montreal Acquired from the above by the present owner in October 1995
Karen Thomson, Ed., The Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg Collection, Montreal 2015, cat. no. 14, p. 23, illustrated in color
“I don't look for anything. It comes to me. I may be walking along a road and I see a mark on the road; it looks interesting, so I try it out as a painting. Or looking at some flowers in the garden—how can I get the feel of those colors, of the flower colors, the nice smell and everything? [...] I'm not painting flowers. I'm painting the essence, the feeling to me only, not how somebody else feels about those flowers, only me. Then I forget the flowers and make a good painting of it if I can." Jack Bush
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