The painting conveys a simplified rendering of a patio. A light brown stripe runs along the lower portion of the scene. The building is painted in a slightly darker brown, while a square opening in the center of the building is an even deeper shade of brown. A strip of blue sky parallels the upper edge of the canvas.
Inscriptions: Stretcher: inaccessible. Verso: inaccessible Backing: 1. "13 In the Patio III. 1948" ['1948' typed in] (AAP5) 2. "Return to" (Doris Bry, graphite)
Estate of the artist, 1986 Georgia O'Keeffe 1986 Abiquiu/New Mexico
1950 New York (An American Place), no. 13 2008 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) GOK and Ansel Adams; all venues 2014 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Abiquiu Views: Patio 2015 New Mexico Museum of Art, Sept 11, 2015 - Jan. 17, 2016, Georgia O'Keeffe in Process