L[ouise]. G. B[urroughs]. "Notes." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 32 (March 1937), p. 75.
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, p. 172, ill., call it "Tiger and Cubs" and suggest that "the soft handling and unemphatic drawing" date it to the 1880s.
Gerald M. Ackerman. The Life and Work of Jean-Léon Gérôme, with a catalogue raisonné. London, 1986, pp. 120, 256–57, no. 331, ill. (color and black and white), dates it about 1884.
Gerald M. Ackerman. Jean-Léon Gérôme: Monographie révisée, catalogue raisonné mis à jour. 2nd rev. ed. (1st ed., 1986). Paris, 2000, pp. 124, 312–13, no. 331, 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. 62, 217, no. 39, ill. (color and black and white).
Kathryn Calley Galitz in Masterpieces of European Painting, 1800–1920, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, pp. 71, 254, no. 65, ill. (color and black and white).