Alfred Robaut. L'Œuvre de Corot: Catalogue raisonné et illustré. [reprint 1965]. Paris, 1905, vol. 2, pp. 242–43, no. 718, ill.; vol. 4, p. 269, calls it "Dardagny (près Genève)—Une rue du village" and dates it 1850–60.
Robert L. Herbert. Barbizon Revisited. Exh. cat., California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco. Boston, 1962, p. 88, no. 11, ill. p. 95, dates it probably 1853, stating that it was during Corot's second visit to Dardagny following his first trip the previous year.
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, pp. 51–52, ill., call it "A Village Street—Dardagny"; suggest that Corot painted it in either 1852 or 1853 when he visited with Daubigny, adding that his third visit occured in 1863.
Germain Bazin. Corot. 3rd rev. ed. (1st ed., 1942; 2nd ed., 1951). Paris, 1973, p. 267, erroneously states that it was in the Salon of 1852.
Gary Tinterow et al. Capolavori impressionisti dei musei americani. Exh. cat., Museo di Capodimonte, Naples. Milan, 1987, pp. 28–29, no. 9, ill. (color).
Josine M. Eikelenboom Smits. "The Architectural Landscapes of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot." PhD diss., Stanford University, 1991, vol. 1, pp. 347–48; vol. 2, fig. 332, remarks that the wooden balcony attached to a stone house is a characteristic feature of Dardagny and is also depicted in another oil sketch, "Dardagny—The Chalet of the Old Farmers" (R719; private collection); mentions two pencil drawings depicting balconies related to our painting (R8931 and R8932, Musée du Louvre, Paris).
Michael Pantazzi in Corot. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1996, pp. 248–49, no. 111, ill. (color) [French ed., "Corot 1796–1875," Paris, 1996, pp. 310–11, no. 111, ill. (color)], dates it about 1853, stating that this was the first year Corot visited Dardagny; comments that although the Dardagny works are difficult to date with precision, the strong light, clearly defined architecture, and lucid conception of this work suggest a date in the earlier 1850s; mentions a related composition probably painted on the same occasion (R 719; private collection).
Masterpieces of European Painting, 1800–1920, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, pp. 31, 229, no. 29, ill. (color and black and white).
Gary Tinterow in The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1800–1920. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. New York, 2007, pp. 27, 195, no. 8, ill. (color and black and white), states that Corot traveled to Dardagny in 1852, 1857 and 1863 and that this picture was probably painted during his first trip.
Paul Lang in Corot en Suisse. Exh. cat., Musée Rath, Geneva. [Paris], 2010, p. 96, no. 24, ill. (color), dates it about 1853.
Vincent Pomarède in Corot en Suisse. Exh. cat., Musée Rath, Geneva. [Paris], 2010, p. 35.