Mrs. Schuyler van Rensselaer. "The Wolfe Collection at the Metropolitan Museum. II." Independent 39 (November 24, 1887), p. 9.
"Gallery and Studio: The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Art Amateur 18 (December 1887), p. 7, as "On the Seine, Morning".
Walter Rowlands. "The Miss Wolfe Collection." Art Journal, n.s., (January 1889), p. 13.
"The Metropolitan Museum of Art—The French Painters." New York Times (May 22, 1895), p. 4, as "On the Seine".
Five Centuries of European Painting. Exh. cat., Arkansas Arts Center. Little Rock, 1963, p. 42, ill, remarks that the river landscapes along the Seine and Oise were Daubigny's favorite subjects and notes that this picture depicts "an early morning on the Seine with the rising sun reflected in the river".
Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 2, XIX Century. New York, 1966, pp. 99–100, ill., comment that the "summary execution and the rather mild effect are typical of Daubigny's commercial productions at the end of his career".
Madeleine Fidell-Beaufort and Janine Bailly-Herzberg. Daubigny. Paris, 1975, p. 188, no. 139, ill., call it "La Seine, effet du matin (The Seine - Morning)".
Robert Hellebranth. Charles-François Daubigny, 1817–1878. Morges, Switzerland, 1976, p. 20, no. 41, ill., calls it "La Seine à Herblay, le Matin"; reproduces a similar composition (1872; collection Mme d'Aigremont; H40).
Robert Hellebranth. Letter to Mary Ann Wurth Harris. August 1, 1978, identifies the site as Herblay, near Paris and notes that the church still exists.