Walter Rowlands. "The Miss Wolfe Collection." Art Journal, n.s., (January 1889), p. 13, as a woman's head by Leighton.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hand-Book No. 1: The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection and Other Modern Paintings. New York, 1894, p. 20, no. 70, as "Head of a Woman, 'Lucia'".
Arthur Hoeber. The Treasures of The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York. New York, 1899, p. 100.
Edgcumbe Staley. Lord Leighton of Stretton, P.R.A. London, 1906, p. 261.
Leonée Ormond and Richard Ormond. Lord Leighton. New Haven, 1975, p. 162, no. 228, as "Lucia", about 1874(?), noting that the name of this Roman model occurs in a notebook of that year (Royal Academy XI).
Barbara Coffey. Letter to Lucy Oakley (August 9, 1978), identifies the model as Dorothy Dene and supposes it to be a study for Leighton's "Antigone" of 1882.
Victorian and Traditionalist Pictures. Christie's, London. June 5, 2008, p. 106, under no. 43, notes that it was one of three similar paintings owned by A. B. Stewart, the others being "Lily" (lot no. 43) and "Teresa" (present location unknown).
Rachel Boyd. Nineteenth Century Paintings. Exh. cat., Richard Green at Three London Galleries. London, 2008, p. 54.
Katharine Baetjer. British Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1575–1875. New York, 2009, pp. 274, 284–86, no. 135, ill. (color).