H. K. Morse. Elizabethan Pageantry. London, 1934, p. 128, ill. p. 57, as attributed to Lucas de Heere.
Millia Davenport. The Book of Costume. New York, 1948, vol. 2, p. 561, no. 1468, ill.
Roy Strong. Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I. Oxford, 1963, p. 48, lists it, with works wrongly identified as Queen Elizabeth, as another court lady.
Graham Reynolds. Letter to Katharine Baetjer. June 20, 1983, dates it about 1590 on the basis of the costume, notes that he has not found any evidence that the jewel belonged to Queen Elizabeth I, states that the sitter in the Parham portrait is obviously the same, and offers further suggestions about her identity.
Graham Reynolds. Letter to Katharine Baetjer. July 21, 1983, disagrees with Strong's description [see Ref. 1983] of the picture as in the Manner of Nicholas Hilliard, as well as with Strong's suggestion that Elizabeth, daughter of Edward 11th Lord Zouche, might be the sitter.
Roy Strong in Artists of the Tudor Court: The Portrait Miniature Rediscovered, 1520–1620. Exh. cat., Victoria and Albert Museum. London, 1983, pp. 87–88, states that this picture and no. 111, the Parham Park picture, are certainly by the same painter and portray the same sitter; gives the authorship of the Parham picture as Manner of Nicholas Hilliard.
Janet Arnold. Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd: The Inventories of the Wardrobe of Robes Prepared in July 1600 Edited from Stowe MS 557 in the British Library . . . Leeds, 1988, pp. 225–26, 269, figs. 327, 328, 356 (overall and details), dates it about 1600 and discusses the costume.
Susan North in English Embroidery from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1580–1700: 'Twixt Art and Nature. Ed. Andrew Morrall and Melinda Watt. Exh. cat., Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture. New Haven, 2008, p. 41, figs. 1-6 (gallery installation photograph), 3-3 (color).
Katharine Baetjer. British Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1575–1875. New York, 2009, pp. 8–10, no. 4, ill. (color).