Ch[arles]. Vendryes. Catalogue illustré des oeuvres de W. Bouguereau. Paris, 1885, p. 46, as "Jeune Mère contemplant son enfant".
Marius Vachon. W. Bouguereau. Paris, 1900, p. 150, as "Jeune mère contemplant son enfant".
Gary Tinterow. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1993–1994." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 52 (Fall 1994), p. 47, ill., comments that Bouguereau continued to paint Raphaelesque images of women and children in spite of the Franco-Prussian War, adding that "the resolute calm projected by this picture seems to be his response to the chaos in the streets of France".
Damien Bartoli with Frederick Ross. "His Life and Works." William Bouguereau. 1, New York, 2010, colorpl. 102.
Damien Bartoli with Frederick Ross. "Catalogue Raisonné of his Painted Work." William Bouguereau. 2, New York, 2010, pp. 139, 365, no. 1871/18, ill. (color), call it "Le lever (Getting Up)"; note that the artist listed it as "Italienne et son enfant" in his accounts.