Georgiana Burne-Jones Memorials of Sir Edward Burne-Jones. 2 vols., 1904, vol. II, p. 331.
Henry Currie Marillier History of the Merton Abbey Tapestry Works, Founded by William Morris. Constable & Co., Ltd., London, 1927, Discusses the two versions of the tapestry, the second woven by Percy Sheldrick, illustrating the latter., pp. 21, 35.
Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society Catalogue of the Sixth Exhibition. The New Gallery, 121 Regent Street. 1899, No. 196, p. 77: Picture: "The Passing of Venus" sketch for tapestry by the late Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Bart.
Sir Philip Burne-Jones "Notes on Some Unfinished Works of Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Bt." The Magazine of Art. vol. 24, 1900, pp. 162-4.
Aymer Vallance "The Decorative Art of Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Baronet." The Art Journal. Extra number, Easter Art Annual, 1900, pp. 8, 30, ill.
A.C.W. "The Passing of Venus." Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts. vol. 8, no. 7, April 1927, pp. 78-80.
Stephen Wildman, John Christian Edward Burne-Jones: Victorian Artist-Dreamer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1998, cat. no. 100, pp. 234-6, ill.
Aymer Vallance "Some Examples of Tapestries Designed by Sir E. Burne-Jones and Mr. J. H. Dearle." The International Studio. vol. 36, November 1908, cat. no. 141, pp. 5, 16-17.
"The Craft Section at the New Gallery." The International Studio. vol. 35, pt. 3, July-October, 1908, pp. 56-7.
Martin Harrison, Bill Waters Burne-Jones. New York, 1973, Related 1861 tile design for Morris & Co., collection of Joanna Matthews, illustrated p. 52., p. 138.
Rowland Elzea, Betty Elzea, Delaware Art Museum The Pre-Raphaelite Era 1848-1914. Wilmington, Delaware, April 12-June 6, 1976, Related tapestry also exhibited: cat. 4-63, p. 96, cat. no. 4-61, p. 94.
Oliver Fairclough, Emmeline Leary Textiles by William Morris and Morris & Co., 1861-1940. London: Thames and Hudson, 1981, The MMA drawing discussed in connection to the related tapestry at the Detroit Institute of Arts, woven by Percy Sheldrick, 1922-26., cat. no. T23, p. 111.