Jules Claretie in Grands peintres français et étrangers. 1, Paris, 1884, ill. p. 153, reprints Goupil's photogravure of it.
"The Morgan Collection of Paintings." Art Amateur 13 (October 1885), p. 89.
"The Art Sale Finished: Sharp Bidding for the Morgan Collection." New York Times (March 6, 1886), p. 5, erroneously states that it sold for $4,000 at the Morgan sale.
"The Sale of the Morgan Pictures." Art Amateur 14 (April 1886), p. 99, states that Morgan purchased it from Schaus for $8,500.
C. H. Stranahan. A History of French Painting from its Earliest to its Latest Practice. New York, 1888, p. 319, relates that it brought $4,800 at the sale of Mrs. Morgan's collection in 1886.
Fanny Field Hering. Gérôme: The Life and Works of Jean Léon Gérôme. New York, 1892, p. 242, calls it "Casting Bullets" (interior) and includes it in a list of less familiar photogravures.
Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings. New York, 1892, vol. 4, p. 480 of supplement, call it "Coffee House, Cairo," and list it as sold in the Morgan sale of 1886 for $4,800.
"Metropolitan Museum Loan Exhibition." American Magazine of Art (February 1920), pp. 142–43, ill., mentions it traveling in a loan exhibition organized by the American Federation of the Arts.
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. 171–72, ill., date it after Gérôme's first trip to Egypt in 1867.
Richard Ettinghausen in Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1824–1904. Exh. cat., Dayton Art Institute. 1972, p. 18.
Gerald M. Ackerman. The Life and Work of Jean-Léon Gérôme, with a catalogue raisonné. London, 1986, pp. 252–53, no. 317, ill., calls it "Cafe House, Cairo (Casting Bullets)," dates it about 1883, and lists Cook as the buyer at the Morgan sale.
Gerald M. Ackerman. Jean-Léon Gérôme: Monographie révisée, catalogue raisonné mis à jour. 2nd rev. ed. (1st ed., 1986). Paris, 2000, p. 308, no. 317.