Catalogue of the Pictures in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, No. 681 Fifth Avenue, in the City of New York. [New York], 1872, p. 47, no. 117, states that it was formerly in the collection of Lord Palmerston, Broadlands.
Emil Kegel. "Berichte und Mittheilungen aus Sammlungen und Museen, über staatliche Kunstpflege und Restaurationen, neue Funde: New-York, das Metropolitan-Museum." Repertorium für Kunstwissenschaft 7 (1884), p. 462.
F[ritz von]. Harck. "Berichte und Mittheilungen aus Sammlungen und Museen, über staatliche Kunstpflege und Restaurationen, neue Funde: Aus amerikanischen Galerien." Repertorium für Kunstwissenschaft 11 (1888), p. 76.
Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler. 23, Leipzig, 1929, p. 252.
Bryson Burroughs. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Catalogue of Paintings. 9th ed. New York, 1931, p. 214, as formerly in the collections of comte Cornet, Brussels, and Lord Palmerston, Broadlands.
Catja Burger-Wegener. Letter to Mrs. de Ranitz. June 12, 1971, adds to the provenance of the picture; states that she is sure the last digit of the date inscribed on the picture must be a 1 or a 2; believes the painting must be one of the artist's first works after his return to Amsterdam from Italy in 1650; compares it with Lingelbach's "Marketplace in an Italian Town, with an Itinerant Toothpuller" (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam), dated 1651, and relates it to the work of Pieter van Laer and Jan Miel, who influenced Lingelbach during his Italian period.
Franklin W. Robinson. Dutch Life in the Golden Century. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Fla. St. Petersburg, Fla., 1975, p. 37, no. 24, ill., compares it with the artist's picture dated 1651 in the Rijksmuseum, and relates it to the work of Pieter van Laer and Philips Wouwermans.
Catja Burger-Wegener. "Johannes Lingelbach, 1622–1674." PhD diss., Freie Universität, Berlin, 1976, pp. 72, 279–80, no. 111, relates it to the work of Miel and Cerquozzi.
Stephanie Dickey et al. Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University. Hamilton, N.Y., 1983, pp. 16–17, no. 2, ill., dates it to the early 1650s, soon after the artist's return to Amsterdam from Italy, based on its similarity to the artist's painting dated 1651 in the Rijksmuseum.
Katharine Baetjer. "Buying Pictures for New York: The Founding Purchase of 1871." Metropolitan Museum Journal 39 (2004), pp. 197, 211, 245, appendix 1A no. 117, ill., omits Lord Palmerston from the provenance of the picture, stating that "no trace of the painting has been found in the archives at Broadlands, and Gauchez's assertion is also implausible in view of its nineteenth-century Dutch provenance".
Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 1, pp. 426–27, no. 106, colorpl. 106.