Ivan Lermolieff [Giovanni Morelli]. Kunstkritische Studien über italienische Malerei. Vol. 3, Die Galerie zu Berlin. Leipzig, 1893, p. 89, ill. opp. p. 88, attributes this painting to Francesco Bissolo.
Bernhard Berenson. The Venetian Painters of the Renaissance. 3rd ed. New York, 1894, p. 82, lists it as by Marco Basaiti.
G[eorg]. Gronau. "Correspondance d'Angleterre: l'art vénitien à Londres, à propos de l'exposition de la New Gallery." Gazette des beaux-arts, 3rd ser., 13 (February 1895), p. 262, comments on the "sovereign beauty" of the figures and the weak drawing of the hands and attributes the painting to the workshop of Bellini, with the collaboration of several assistants.
W. v. Seidlitz. "Die Ausstellung venezianischer Kunst in der New Gallery zu London im Winter 1894–95." Repertorium für Kunstwissenschaft 18 (1895), p. 211, rejects Berenson's attribution to Basaiti and Morelli's to Bissolo, ascribing it to an imitator of Giovanni Bellini.
Bernhard Berenson. The Study and Criticism of Italian Art. Vol. 1, London, 1901, pp. 110–12, ill., rejects the attribution to Bissolo, ascribing it to Basaiti and dating it about 1510, doubts the authenticity of the signature and suggests that Basaiti was employed in Giovanni Bellini's workshop.
Salomon Reinach. Répertoire de peintures du moyen age et de la renaissance (1280–1580). Vol. 1, Paris, 1905, p. 337, ill. (engraving).
Lionel Cust. "La collection de M. R.-H. Benson." Les arts 6 (October 1907), pp. 3–4, ill. p. 8, attributes it to Giovanni Bellini around 1505.
A. von Beckerath. "Die Winter Ausstellung der Royal Academy 1910." Repertorium für Kunstwissenschaft 33 (1910), p. 283, hesitantly accepts Morelli's attribution to Bissolo.
C[ostanza]. J[ocelyn]. Ffoulkes. "Corrieri." L'arte 13, no. 39 (1910), p. 305, attributes it to the school of Giovanni Bellini.
G. Gr[onau]. in Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler. Ed. Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker. Vol. 4, Leipzig, 1910, p. 68, rejects the attribution to Bissolo, calling it the work of some other pupil of Giovanni Bellini.
Early Venetian Pictures and Other Works of Art. Exh. cat., Burlington Fine Arts Club. London, 1912, pp. 36–37, no. 28, pl. 24, attributes it to Giovanni Bellini and dates it 1500–1510, grouping it with the San Zaccaria altarpiece of 1505 and the "Baptism" (Santa Corona, Vicenza).
Catalogue of Italian Pictures at 16, South Street, Park Lane, London and Buckhurst in Sussex collected by Robert and Evelyn Benson. London, 1914, pp. 145–47, no. 74, ill., attributes it to Bellini and dates it 1500–1505.
Bernard Berenson. Venetian Painting in America: The Fifteenth Century. New York, 1916, pp. 126, 135, rejects his previous attribution to Basaiti and calls it a work of the studio of Giovanni Bellini, painted not before 1510 and probably not even before 1512.
Bernard Berenson. Letter. 1927, lists it as a late work by Giovanni Bellini [see Refs. Zeri and Gardner 1973 and Simpson 1986].
Georg Gronau. "Le opere tarde di Giovanni Bellini." Pinacotheca 1 (November–December 1928), p. 120, fig. 16, attributes it to Bellini, noting that the cursive signature type, which Morelli has argued appears only on workshop paintings, is found on late autograph works.
Georg Gronau. Spätwerke des Giovanni Bellini. Strasbourg, 1928, pp. 19–21, pl. 17, includes it in a list of paintings signed with Bellini's cursive signature.
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Collection of Jules S. Bache. New York, 1929, unpaginated, ill.
Esther Singleton. Old World Masters in New World Collections. New York, 1929, pp. 130–32.
Georg Gronau. Giovanni Bellini: Des Meisters Gemälde. Stuttgart, 1930, p. 214, pl. 153, calls it a work by Giovanni Bellini, commenting on its relation to the "Madonna and Child with Saints" in the Morgan Library and to the early work of Vincenzo Catena.
August L. Mayer. "Die Sammlung Jules Bache in New-York." Pantheon 6 (December 1930), p. 541, attributes it to Giovanni Bellini.
Bernhard Berenson. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Oxford, 1932, p. 71, lists it as a late work of Giovanni Bellini.
Luitpold Dussler. Giovanni Bellini. Frankfurt, 1935, p. 148, attributes it to the workshop of Giovanni Bellini, about 1505–10, stating that the types and the composition have an eclectic character and suggesting that for the figures of the Madonna and Child a cartoon by Giovanni Bellini was probably used.
Raimond van Marle. The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting. Vol. 17, The Renaissance Painters of Venice. The Hague, 1935, pp. 330, 332, attributes it to Bellini and dates it about 1510, close to the Madonna in the Brera Gallery, Milan.
George Martin Richter. "A Portrait of a Lady by Giovanni Bellini." Burlington Magazine 69 (July 1936), p. 3, pl. 2A (detail), attributes it to Giovanni Bellini, comparing the Saint Catherine with a portrait of a woman in a London private collection.
Frank Jewett Mather Jr. Venetian Painters. New York, 1936, pp. 119–20, calls it a late work by Giovanni Bellini.
Carlo Gamba. Giovanni Bellini. Milan, 1937, pp. 174–75, pl. 192, attributes it to Giovanni Bellini and dates it in his late period, comparing it with the "Feast of the Gods" in the Widener collection [now National Gallery of Art, Washington].
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Bache Collection. under revision. New York, 1937, unpaginated, no. 1, ill.
Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America. New York, 1941, unpaginated, no. 90, ill. (overall and detail), attribute to Giovanni Bellini, and date it about 1510.
Harry B. Wehle. "The Bache Collection on Loan." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 1 (June 1943), p. 285, calls it a late work by Bellini.
Walter Heil. "The Bache Paintings at the Metropolitan." Art News 42 (June–July 1943), p. 15, ill. p. 13.
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Bache Collection. rev. ed. New York, 1943, unpaginated, no. 1, ill.
Luitpold Dussler. Giovanni Bellini. Vienna, 1949, p. 100, pl. 135.
Edoardo Arslan. Letter. April 21, 1952, attributes it to the workshop of Giovanni Bellini and dates it about 1505.
Bernard Berenson. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: Venetian School. London, 1957, vol. 1, p. 32, pl. 243.
Fritz Heinemann. Giovanni Bellini e i Belliniani. Venice, , pp. 35–36, no. 131, fig. 249, notes that the composition is derived from a model by Bellini but that the execution is that of his workshop in large part; dates it between 1502 and 1513 and lists a number of old copies and variants.
Rodolfo Pallucchini. Giovanni Bellini. London, , pp. 110, 161, fig. 216, attributes it to Bellini, assisted by his workshop, dates it before 1510, and observes that the female saint on the left reappears as a nymph in the "Feast of the Gods" in Washington.
Felton Gibbons. "The Bellinesque Painter Marco Bello." Arte veneta 16 (1962), pp. 47–48, fig. 54, attributes it to the late period of Marco Bello, working under Giovanni Bellini's guidance; notes that the female saint on the left is a type that occurs in other works from Bellini's studio, such as the painting in the Morgan Library which the writer also attributes to Marco Bello and Bellini.
Stefano Bottari. Tutta la pittura di Giovanni Bellini. Milan, 1963, vol. 2, p. 36, pl. 147, lists it with the authentic works of Giovanni Bellini, dating it 1510–12.
Terisio Pignatti in L'opera completa di Giovanni Bellini. Milan, 1969, pp. 108–9, no. 201, ill., calls it Bellini with workshop collaboration and dates it to 1510 or after.
Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972, pp. 22, 330, 383, 414, 426, 442, 608, as by Giovanni Bellini.
Federico Zeri with the assistance of Elizabeth E. Gardner. Italian Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Venetian School. New York, 1973, pp. 6–7, pl. 6, note that this painting is characteristic of Bellini's last period and that the pentimenti around the heads of the two female saints indicate that the design is his; consider the execution only partly by Bellini himself, and call the rest, especially the draperies of the saints, the work of assistants or pupils; suggest a date toward 1510 or slightly later.
Oliver Garnett. Letter to Sir John Pope-Hennessy. September 27, 1982, notes that it is listed in an unpublished inventory of William Graham's collection compiled in 1882, as no. 239, by Giovanni Bellini and workshop.
Colin Simpson. Artful Partners: Bernard Berenson and Joseph Duveen. New York, 1986, pp. 211–12, 292 [excerpt published in Connoisseur 216 (October 1986), p. 128, ill. p. 130; British ed., "The Partnership: The Secret Association of Bernard Berenson and Joseph Duveen," London, 1987], discusses Berenson's reattribution of the painting in 1927 from workshop to autograph in order to promote it as a purchase to the collector Jules Bache.
Thomas Hoving. "The Berenson Scandals: An Interview with Colin Simpson." Connoisseur 216 (October 1986), p. 135.
Rona Goffen. Giovanni Bellini. New Haven, 1989, p. 314 n. 76, as one of the works of collaboration in which sometimes only the design, and sometimes part of the execution, can be credited to Bellini himself.
Alessandro Ballarin. Dosso Dossi: la pittura a Ferrara negli anni del ducato di Alfonso I. Cittadella (Padua), 1994–95, vol. 2, fig. 271, dates it about 1514.
Anchise Tempestini. Giovanni Bellini. Milan, 2000, p. 190, no. 71 (of dipinti attribuiti), ill., as Workshop of Giovanni Bellini.
Keith Christiansen. "Giovanni Bellini e la maniera devota." Da Bellini a Veronese: temi di arte veneta. Ed. Gennaro Toscano and Francesco Valcanover. Venice, 2004, pp. 131–32, pls. 6–8 (overall and infrared reflectogram details) [same text published in English in "Giovanni Bellini and the Art of Devotion," Indianapolis, 2004], calls it a pastiche from Bellini's workshop with compositional elements from various works by the master.
Keith Christiansen. "Giovanni Bellini and the Practice of Devotional Painting." Giovanni Bellini and the Art of Devotion. Ed. Ronda Kasl. Indianapolis, 2004, pp. 18, 20–21, figs. 14–16 (overall and details of infrared reflectogram assembly) [same text published in Italian in "Da Bellini a Veronese: temi di arte veneta," Venice, 2004], calls it a pastiche from Bellini's workshop with compositional elements from various works by the master.
Frederick Ilchman in Frederick Ilchman. Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston, 2009, pp. 32, 92–95, 97, 273 nn. 29, 32–33, p. 290, no. 1, ill. (color, overall and detail), dates it 1505–8; lists the origins of the individual figures in earlier paintings by Bellini; discusses the signature, which at the time did not necessarily indicate that the painting was executed entirely by the master, but rather that he had approved it.
John Marciari in Frederick Ilchman. Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston, 2009, p. 126, mentions it as an early example of one of the "quintessential developments of Venetian Cinquecento painting": the depiction of the Madonna and Child with saints in a landscape.
Anchise Tempestini. "I collaboratori di Giovanni Bellini." Saggi e memorie di storia dell'arte 33 (2009), p. 33, fig. 24.