Paul Mantz. "Salon de 1872." Gazette des beaux-arts, 2nd ser., 6 (July 1872), p. 50, notes that it recalls Swebach (Jacques François Swebach, 1769–1823) and calls it overfinished.
Paul de Saint-Victor. "Paysages et animaux." L'Artiste (June 1872), p. 261, dismisses it as "un pastiche agréable des chasses de Carle Vernet".
Edward Strahan [Earl Shinn], ed. The Art Treasures of America. Philadelphia, , vol. 1, pp. 102, 106, ill., explains the subject.
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, pp. 198–99, ill., state that it was painted for Stebbins.