Catalogue of Modern Paintings in the Possession of H. D. Newcomb, Esq. Louisville, 1867, pp. 13–14, as "Limier-Briquet Hound"; notes that it was painted from life and portrays "one of the pack of the Vicomte d'Armaille, bearing upon his flank the initial of his master".
Montezuma [Montague Marks]. "My Note Book." Art Amateur 16 (May 1887), p. 122, as "Study of a Hound".
Mrs. Schuyler van Rensselaer. "The Wolfe Collection at the Metropolitan Museum. II." Independent 39 (November 24, 1887), p. 9.
Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings. New York, 1892, vol. 1, p. 177, list it as "Study of Hound" in the Wolfe collection.
Anna Klumpke. Rosa Bonheur: Sa vie, son oeuvre. Paris, 1908, p. 425, ill. p. 339 [English ed., "Rosa Bonheur: The Artist's (Auto)biography," Ann Arbor, 1997, p. 282], lists it among works of unknown date that the artist did not exhibit.
Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. "XIX Century." French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2, New York, 1966, p. 164, ill., date it about 1880, based on the style.
Rosalia Shriver. Rosa Bonheur: With a Checklist of Works in American Collections. Philadelphia, 1982, p. 56.
Maureen C. O'Brien in Maureen C. O'Brien. In Support of Liberty: European Paintings at the 1883 Pedestal Fund Art Loan Exhibition. Exh. cat., Parrish Art Museum. Southampton, N.Y., 1986, pp. 24, 32, 95, 134, no. 6, ill. p. 134 and colorpl. III, states that it depicts one of Bonheur's pets at her country estate at Chevilly, France [but see Ref. Newcomb 1867]; suggests that it may have been made in preparation for Bonheur's "Rendezvous de chasse" (1856; formerly collection August Belmont, New York, now The Haggin Museum, Stockton, Calif.).
Bernard Denis in Rosa Bonheur (1822–1899). Exh. cat., Galerie des Beaux-Arts. Bordeaux, 1997, pp. 150–51.
Rebecca A. Rabinow. "Catharine Lorillard Wolfe: The First Woman Benefactor of the Metropolitan Museum." Apollo 147 (March 1998), p. 55 n. 28, remarks that Wolfe bought this picture, her first painting by Bonheur, for $2,700, at the Newcomb Gallery sale in 1877.
William Secord. Dog Painting: The European Breeds. Woodbridge, England, 2000, p. 320, colorpl. 471.