Charles Sterling. "XV–XVIII Centuries." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of French Paintings. 1, Cambridge, Mass., 1955, p. 119, ill., notes that this overdoor by La Joue was probably part of a series of the four seasons.
J.-C. Lemagny in Kindlers Malerei Lexikon. 4, Zürich, 1967, p. 23.
Marianne Roland Michel. Letter to Mary Ann Harris. December 10, 1975, finds the statue close to one in an overdoor in the "Botanique" made for the duc de Picquigny in about 1735.
Marianne Roland Michel. Lajoüe et l'art rocaille. Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1984, pp. 95, 192, 327, no. P. 30, fig. 71, as "Winter," from about 1740, probably from a series; points out that the group of the veiled nude and the putto, the latter influenced by Boucher, may be found in a painting of about 1738 belonging to the Fabius gallery, Paris, and that both are based on a print by Gillot called "Le Grand Hiver de l'année MDCCIX".
Katharine Baetjer in Earth, Sea, and Sky: Nature in Western Art; Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. [Tokyo], 2012, p. 210, no. 10, ill. [Chinese ed., Hefei Shi, 2013, pp. 24–25, no. 10, ill. (color)].
Peter Barnet and Wendy A. Stein in Earth, Sea, and Sky: Nature in Western Art; Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. [Tokyo], 2012, p. 48, ill. pp. 36, 54 (color).