H. O. Havemeyer Collection: Catalogue of Paintings, Prints, Sculpture and Objects of Art. n.p., 1931, pp. 98–99, ill., calls it "Portrait of Héloïse Abellard" and lists it as a work of Courbet.
Fakes and Forgeries. Exh. cat., Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Minneapolis, 1973, unpaginated, no. 146, ill., calls it "Heloise Abellard" and notes that it was painted by an imitator of Courbet.
Frances Weitzenhoffer. The Havemeyers: Impressionism Comes to America. New York, 1986, pp. 241–42, 257, states that Mrs. Havemeyer bought this work from Théodore Duret in 1921 in Paris.
Susan Alyson Stein in Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1993, p. 279.
Gretchen Wold in Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1993, p. 320, no. A166, ill. p. 319.