Charles Blanc. Le trésor de la curiosité. 2, Paris, 1858, p. 441, records the price fetched at the 1841 sale as Fr 5,950.
Charles Blanc. Histoire des peintres de toutes les écoles: École hollandaise. Paris, 1861, vol. 2, p. 8 of section on de Hooch.
C[ornelis]. Hofstede de Groot. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century. 1, London, 1907, pp. 498–99, no. 80; pp. 501–2, no. 95, as "Gentleman and Lady in a Bedroom" with a description based on that in the 1785 sale catalogue (no. 80); and as "The Maid-Servant" with a description based on that in the 1841 sale catalogue (no. 95).
Guy Pène du Bois. "Famous American Collections: The Collection of Mr. Michael Friedsam." Arts and Decoration 7 (June 1917), ill. p. 399.
Clotilde Brière-Misme. "Tableaux inédits ou peu connus de Pieter de Hooch." Gazette des beaux-arts, 5th ser., 16 (1927), pp. 268–69, ill. p. 270, as "Le Lever"; states that Hofstede de Groot nos. 80 and 95 are the same picture.
W. R. Valentiner. "Pieter de Hooch, Part Two." Art in America 15 (February 1927), p. 77, no. 22, as "Gentleman and Lady in a Bedroom".
Wilhelm R. Valentiner in The Michael Friedsam Collection. [completed 1928], p. 1, dates it about 1658–60; records the signature (of which no trace exists today) "P.D.H." on the lower border of the carpet on the table.
Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Pieter de Hooch. New York, , p. 284, ill. p. 127 [German ed., 1929], dates it about 1670–75.
Bryson Burroughs and Harry B. Wehle. "The Michael Friedsam Collection: Paintings." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 27, section 2 (November 1932), p. 48, no. 84, ill. p. 49, state that it must have been cut down at some time since the 18th century, when it was mentioned in a sale catalogue as being in a horizontal format with a woman in bed on the right.
A. J. Barnouw. Dutch Paintings: A Picture Book. New York, 1944, pl. 20.
Franklin W. Robinson. Dutch Life in the Golden Century. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Fla. St. Petersburg, Fla., 1975, pp. 43–45, no. 30, ill. (overall, and color detail on cover), dates it probably early 1670s.
Peter C. Sutton. Pieter de Hooch. Ithaca, N.Y., 1980, pp. 50, 100, no. 79, pl. 82, dates it about 1667–70.
Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann in "Fifteenth- to Eighteenth-Century European Paintings." The Robert Lehman Collection. 2, New York, 1998, p. 167 n. 14.
Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 1, pp. 362, 366–68, no. 88, colorpl. 88.
Esmée Quodbach. "The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 65 (Summer 2007), p. 70.