"The Sale of the Secrétan Pictures." Art Amateur 21 (August 1889), p. 63, notes that this picture sold for $14,200 to Montaignac at the Secrétan sale in July 1889.
D. C. T. "The Secrétan Collection." Art Journal, n.s., (November 1889), p. 310, notes that it sold for £2,840 at the Secrétan sale.
John W. Mollett. The Painters of Barbizon: Millet, Rousseau, Diaz, Corot, Daubigny, Dupré. London, 1895, p. 125, calls it "Diana the Huntress".
Bryson Burroughs. "The Collis P. Huntington Collection Comes to the Museum." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 20 (June 1925), p. 143.
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. 70–71, ill., state that this is a replica of a picture Diaz exhibited in the Salon of 1848 (probably Ref. Miquel and Miquel 2006, no. 2847), noting that ours is larger with "very careful drawing and a greater effect of movement"; mention another small replica on panel, also from 1849 (Ref. Miquel and Miquel 2006, no. 2173); discuss the influences of Chassériau, Couture, and Daumier which show Diaz "responding eagerly to all the developments of his time".
Pierre Miquel and Rolande Miquel. "Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint." Narcisse Diaz de la Peña (1807–1876). 2006, vol. 1, p. 69; vol. 2, pp. 358, 370, 437, 466–67, 471, 487, 561, no. 2963, ill., call it "Départ de Diane pour la chasse"; state that this was the painting shown in the Salon of 1848, and that it was retouched in 1849.