Jacques de Biez. "Les petits salons: Les 'Indépendants'." Paris (March 8, 1882), p. 2 [see Ref. Berson 1996].
La Fare. "Exposition des impressionistes." Le Gaulois (March 2, 1882), p. 2.
Armand Sallanches. "L'exposition des artistes indépendants." Le Journal des arts (March 3, 1882), p. 1 [see Ref. Berson 1996].
Exposition de tableaux de Monet, Pissarro, Renoir & Sisley. Exh. cat., Durand-Ruel. Paris, 1899, unpaginated, no. 76, erroneously dates it 1879.
Josephine L. Allen. "Paintings by Renoir." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 32 (May 1937), p. 112.
Maurice Berard. Maitres du XIXe siècle: Renoir à Wargemont. Paris, 1938, pp. 12–13.
James W. Lane. "Thirty-three Masterpieces in a Modern Collection: Mr. Stephen C. Clark's Paintings by American and European Masters." Art News Annual 37 (February 25, 1939), pp. 133, 146, ill.
A Collector's Taste: Selections from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Clark. Exh. cat., M. Knoedler & Co. New York, 1954, unpaginated, no. 16, ill.
Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. "XIX–XX Centuries." French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 3, New York, 1967, p. 154, ill.
Margaretta M. Salinger. "Windows Open to Nature." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 27 (Summer 1968), unpaginated, ill., calls the container a delftware jardinière of glazed faïence.
Elda Fezzi. L'opera completa di Renoir. [reprint ed., 1981]. Milan, 1972, pp. 109–10, no. 473, ill.
Anthea Callen. Renoir. London, 1978, pp. 72–73, pl. 54, dates it July 1881, when Renoir was in Wargemont.
Charles S. Moffett. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, p. 167, ill. in color, suggests that the slightly different positions of the jardinière here and in MMA 56.218 indicate that they were conceived independently, rather than as pendants or earlier and later versions; notes that whereas the concentration of colors here is on red, yellows, and greens, those in the other painting are whites and blues.
"Documentation: Volume I, Reviews and Volume II, Exhibited Works." The New Painting: Impressionism 1874–1886. San Francisco, 1996, vol. 1, pp. 377, 380–81, 400, 412; vol. 2, pp. 211–12, 232, no. VII-159, ill.
Sarah Lees in The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings. Exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, Mass., 2006, pp. 315, 341, no. 344.
Richard Rand in The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings. Exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, Mass., 2006, pp. 262–63 n. 12, ill. pp. 230–31, fig. 192 (color, overall and detail).
Guy-Patrice Dauberville, Michel Dauberville, with Camille Fremontier-Murphy. "1858–1881." Renoir: Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles. 1, Paris, 2007, pp. 136–37, no. 45, ill.
Susan Alyson Stein in The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1800–1920. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. New York, 2007, pp. 138–39, 252–53, no. 100, ill. (color and black and white).
Susan Alyson Stein in Masterpieces of European Painting, 1800–1920, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, pp. 155, 298–99, no. 144, ill. (color and black and white).