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. 100–101, ill., comment that this is one of two later repetitions of an 1852 painting of the pond of Gylieu which was shown at the Salon of 1853 (present location unknown); identify the second work, dated 1877, as formerly in the collection of Robert Graves, New York (his sale, 1887, no. 187).
Robert Hellebranth. Charles-François Daubigny, 1817–1878. Morges, Switzerland, 1976, p. 176, no. 544, ill., calls it "Solitude, l'Etang de Gylieu"; reproduces six other similar compositions (H 533, 534, 535, 536, 538, 540).