Émile Michel. "A propos d'une lettre de Ch.-Fr. Daubigny." L'Art 63 (December 1904), inside front cover, ill. opp. p. 566 (etching by Th. Chauvel after the painting), as "Printemps," in the collection of Mme A.-B. Blodgett.
B[ryson]. B[urroughs]. "Bequest of the Late Mrs. Martha T. Fiske Collord." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 3 (November 1908), p. 200, ill., as "Landscape"; calls it an unusual Daubigny.
Robert L. Herbert. Barbizon Revisited. Exh. cat., California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco. Boston, 1962, p. 111, no. 36, ill. p. 120, dates it about 1877, stating that "the composition harks back to those of the early fifties, but has the crisp directness and humid greens of Daubigny's late Auvers palette".
Charles-François Daubigny. Exh. cat., Paine Art Center. Oshkosh, Wisc., 1964, unpaginated, no. 73, dates it about 1873–77.
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, p. 101, ill., call it "Landscape with a Sunlit Stream" and date it probably about 1877; compare it to a painting of a similar scene in the Museum Mesdag, The Hague (about 1877; H209).
Madeleine Fidell-Beaufort and Janine Bailly-Herzberg. Daubigny. Paris, 1975, pp. 138–39, no. 64, ill., date it about 1860.
Robert Hellebranth. Charles-François Daubigny, 1817–1878. Morges, Switzerland, 1976, p. 79, no. 211, ill., calls it "Paysage près de Valmondois".
Charles Price. Letter to Anne Wagner. January 11, 1980, dates it about 1872, based on its color and handling.
Kathryn Calley Galitz in Masterpieces of European Painting, 1800–1920, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, pp. 83, 237, no. 77, ill. (color and black and white).
Kathryn Calley Galitz 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. 71, 204, no. 47, ill. (color and black and white).