Antonio Morassi. Guardi: Antonio e Francesco Guardi. Venice, [1973?], vol. 1, pp. 401–2, 410, no. 485; vol. 2, fig. 489, as a pendant to MMA 1982.60.15 (no. 536); calls it a late work of beautiful transparency and luminosity; notes the resemblance to a work in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (no. 479).
Luigina Rossi Bortolatto. L'opera completa di Francesco Guardi. Milan, 1974, pp. 107, 114, no. 301, calls it a very late work, of refined luminosity.
Keith Christiansen in The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1984, pp. 48–50, no. 14, ill., states that it is difficult to determine the role of Guardi's workshop in the production of such minor paintings as this one and its pendant; mentions a closely related version in the collection of M. Bissey, Paris.