Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 2, XIX Century. New York, 1966, pp. 206–7, ill., comment that it seems to portray Judith after the beheading of Holofernes; mention two other versions of Judith by the artist [see Notes], as well as a possible third version exhibited in the Salon of 1886; note that the plaster frame is inscribed in Arabic "There is no God but God" and is probably original.
Art d'Orient, tableaux orientalistes. Hôtel Drouot, Paris. May 14, 2001, p. 40, under no. 94, notes that Benjamin-Constant painted numerous versions of this theme.
19th Century European Art. Christie's, London. June 17, 2004, p. 119, under no. 105.