Ernest Chesneau. "L'art contemporain." L'Artiste 1 (April 1, 1863), p. 149.
Zacharie Astruc. Le salon de 1863 (May 20, 1863) [reprinted in Ref. Moreau-Nélaton 1926, vol. 1, p. 51].
Édouard Manet. Letter to Monsieur Martinet.  [published in Étienne Moreau-Nélaton, "Manet: Raconté par lui-même," vol. 1, Paris, 1926, p. 45], gives the price of this painting as Fr 1,000 but says that he is willing to sell it for Fr 800.
Ernest Chesneau. "Salon de 1865." Le Constitutionnel (May 16, 1865), p. 1.
Théodore Duret. Les peintres français en 1867. Paris, 1867, p. 111.
Émile Zola. "Une nouvelle manière en peinture: Édouard Manet." Revue du XIXe siècle, 8e sér., 4 (January 1, 1867) [reprinted in Émile Zola, "Le bon combat: De Courbet aux impressionnistes," Paris, 1974, pp. 85, 88, 141 n. 104], praises this picture highly and comments that the influence of Spanish painters can be seen; predicts that it will be one of the successes of the exhibition.
E. Spuller. "M. Édouard Manet et sa peinture." Le nain jaune (June 9, 1867) [see Ref. Rouart and Wildenstein 1975].
Paul Mantz. "Salon de 1868, II." L'illustration (June 6, 1868), p. 362 [translated and reprinted in George Heard Hamilton, "Manet and His Critics," New Haven, 1954, p. 120].
Édouard Manet. Letter to Émile Zola. [early 1869] [published and translated in Juliet Wilson-Bareau, "Correspondence & Conversation, Manet by Himself: Paintings, Pastels, Prints & Drawings," London, 1991, p. 49], says that he sent this painting to the Société artistique des Bouches-du-Rhône.
A. Maire. "Revue de l'exposition de la société artistique. À Madame . . . troisième lettre." Courrier de Marseille (January 21, 1869), p. 2 [see Ref. Wilson-Bareau 2003].
Édouard Manet. Letter to T. Duret. September 16, 1870 [published in A. Tabarant, "Manet et ses œuvres," Paris, 1947, pp. 182–83], asks Duret to store this painting for him during the siege.
Théodore Duret. Letter to Édouard Manet. September 16, 1870 [published in A. Tabarant, "Manet et ses œuvres," Paris, 1947, p. 183], acknowledges that this work was deposited in his gallery for safe-keeping, but belongs to Manet.
Armand Silvestre. La renaissance litteraire 1 (1872), p. 179, comments that in its style it equals the portraits of Velázquez.
Édouard Manet. Memorandum of Paintings Sold to Durand-Ruel. [January–February 1872] [published and translated in Ref. Wilson-Bareau 1991, p. 163], notes that this picture was sold to Fèvre [sic] for Fr 1,200
Armand Silvestre. Galerie Durand-Ruel, recueil d'estampes, gravées à l'eau-forte. Paris, 1873, pp. 24–25, pl. LVI (engraving by Braquemond).
Junius. "M. Édouard Manet." Le Gaulois (April 25, 1876) [see Ref. Rouart and Wildenstein 1975].
Édouard Manet. Letter to Marx. , requests that he ask 'Gill' to note that Weir had just purchased this picture from Durand-Ruel.
Albert Wolff. "Edouard Manet." Le Figaro (May 1, 1883), p. 1.
Edmond Bazire. Manet. Paris, 1884, pp. 54–56, 139, identifies the sitter as Léon Leenhoff, who also appears in the "Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (Musée d'Orsay, Paris) and "Enfant au plateau" (Phillips Collection, Washington).
Jacques de Biez. Édouard Manet. Paris, 1884, pp. 34, 57.
Paul Mantz. "Les Œuvres de Manet." Le Temps (January 16, 1884), p. 3.
Albert Wolff. La Capitale de l'art. 2nd. ed. Paris, 1886, pp. 220, 227, notes that it was exhibited at "cercle artisitique de la rue de Choiseul".
E[mile]. Durand-Gréville. "La Peinture aux États-Unis: Les Galeries privées (1er article)." Gazette des beaux-arts, 2nd ser., 36 (July 1887), p. 74, lists it in the collection of Erwin Davis.
Antonin Proust. "Édouard Manet: Souvenirs." La revue blanche 12 (February–May 1897), pp. 174, 314, 420, 426.
Arthur J. Eddy. "Édouard Manet, Painter." Brush and Pencil 1 (February 1898), pp. 137–38, 140, praises it highly, calling it one of Manet's finest.
William Sharp. "The Art Treasures of America (Concluded.)." Living Age, 7th ser., 1 (December 3, 1898), p. 606.
Arthur Hoeber. The Treasures of The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York. New York, 1899, p. 90.
Théodore Duret. Histoire d'Édouard Manet et de son œuvre. Paris, 1902, pp. 19, 203, no. 41, mentions that there is a small reproduction of this work by Manet in the Gérard collection, Paris.
Étienne Moreau-Nélaton. Manuscrit de l'œuvre d'Édouard Manet, peinture et pastels. , unpaginated, no. 36 [Département des Estampes, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris], dates it 1861.
Roger Fry. Letter to his wife, Helen Fry. March 2, 1906 [published in Denys Sutton, ed., "Letters of Roger Fry," New York, 1972, vol. 1, p. 255].
Roger Fry. Letter to Robert W. De Forest. June 16, 1906 [published in Denys Sutton, ed., "Letters of Roger Fry," New York, 1972, vol. 1, p. 265].
Frank Fowler. "The Field of Art: Modern Foreign Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum, Some Examples of the French School." Scribner's Magazine 44 (September 1908), pp. 381–82, ill.
Emil Waldmann. "Französische Bilder in Amerikanischem Privatbesitz, Part 1." Kunst und Künstler 9 (November 1910), pp. 91, 96, ill., dates it 1861–62 in the caption for the illustration and 1862 in the text.
Paul Durand-Ruel. Mémoires de Paul Durand-Ruel. 1911–12 [published in Lionello Venturi, "Les archives de l'impressionnisme," Paris, 1939, vol. 2, pp. 166, 192, 211].
Jean Laran and Georges Le Bas. Manet. Paris, 1912, pp. 23–24, pl. IV, date it 1861, noting that it was exhibited in Paris then.
Julius Meier-Graefe. Édouard Manet. Munich, 1912, p. 64 n. 1, p. 131 n. 4, p. 202 n. 1, pp. 313, 313.
Théodore Duret. Manet and the French Impressionists. 2nd ed. [1st ed. 1910]. London, 1912, pp. 28, 214, 224, no. 41, recounts that he saw this work in the Davis collection.
Antonin Proust. Édouard Manet. Paris, 1913, pp. 120, 136, 152, 154.
Paul Jamot. "La collection Camondo au Musée du Louvre: Les peintures et les dessins (deuxième article)." Gazette des beaux-arts, 4th ser., 11 (June 1914), pp. 442, 444, comments that this is one of the first works of Manet's Spanish period.
Katharine Metcalf Roof. The Life and Art of William Merritt Chase. New York, 1917, p. 94, notes that Chase told Weir that Durand-Ruel had this painting and another by Manet for sale in their gallery.
Duncan Phillips. Julian Alden Weir: An Appreciation of His Life and Works. New York, 1921, p. 21, notes that Erwin Davis commissioned Weir to buy Impressionist paintings for him in Paris, including this one.
Léon Rosenthal. "Manet et l'Espagne." Gazette des beaux-arts, 5th ser., 12 (1925), p. 212, remarks that this picture recalls the works of Velázquez and Zurbarán.
J.-E. Blanche. Manet. London, 1925, pp. 31, 42, fig. 4, dates it between 1867 and 1870.
Étienne Moreau-Nélaton. Manet raconté par lui-même. Paris, 1926, vol. 1, pp. 45, 51–53, fig. 48; vol. 2, p. 90, dates it 1861; reprints a letter from Manet to M. Martinet and Ref. Astruc 1863; identifies the sitter as Léon, the son of Suzanne Leenhoff.
Paul Jamot. "Manet, 'Le fifre' et Victorine Meurend." Revue de l'art ancien et moderne 51 (January–May 1927), pp. 33–34.
A. Tabarant. Manet, histoire catalographique. Paris, 1931, pp. 68–69, no. 42, remarks that Manet made two engravings of this, one with the child turned to the right and one reversed, in 1862; notes that the work that Duret [see Ref. 1902], no. 42, had listed as a small copy of this picture by Manet, is in fact a copy by another hand.
Charles Léger. Édouard Manet. Paris, 1931, p. 7, dates it 1861.
Paul Jamot and Georges Wildenstein. Manet. Paris, 1932, vol. 1, pp. 35–36, 119, no. 42; vol. 2, fig. 35.
"Notes biographiques." L'Amour de l'art 13 (May 1932), p. 146, erroneously list it as being in the Salon of 1861, where Manet made his debut.
Germain Bazin. "Manet et la tradition." L'Amour de l'art 13 (May 1932), pp. 155, 160.
Paul Colin. Édouard Manet. Paris, 1932, p. 21.
E. Lambert. "Manet et l'Espagne." Gazette des beaux-arts, 6th ser., 9 (June 1933), p. 372, notes the influence of Murillo.
Helen Comstock. "The Connoisseur in America: A Child Portrait by Manet." Connoisseur 97 (May 1936), p. 282, compares it to Manet's portrait of Line Campineau as a child (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City).
Walter Pach. Queer Thing, Painting: Forty Years in the World of Art. New York, 1938, pp. 9–10, sees the influence of Velázquez and relates comments about it by William Merritt Chase.
Lionello Venturi. Les Archives de l'impressionnisme. Paris, 1939, vol. 2, pp. 166, 192, 211, publishes Paul Durand-Ruel's account of the sale of this picture [see Ref. Durand-Ruel 1911–12].
Hans Graber. Édouard Manet nach Eigenen und Fremden Zeugnissen. Basel, 1941, pp. 82, 297, 309, reprints lists of works in Manet's 1867 exhibition.
Preface by Edward Alden Jewell in French Impressionists and Their Contemporaries Represented in American Collections. New York, 1944, p. 83, ill. (color).
Marcel Guérin. L'œuvre gravé de Manet. Paris, 1944, unpaginated, under no. 11, notes that Léon Leenhoff, the sitter, was nine at the time this portrait was made and illustrates prints made by Manet after this work.
Hans Huth. "Impressionism Comes to America." Gazette des beaux-arts, 6th ser., 29 (April 1946), pp. 232–33, fig. 6, remarks that William Merritt Chase "induced" Weir to buy this painting for Erwin Davis.
A. Tabarant. Manet et ses œuvres. 4th ed. (1st. ed. 1942). Paris, 1947, pp. 45, 136, 183, 534, no. 44, fig. 37, dates it 1860–61.
Fifty Paintings by Old Masters. Exh. cat., Art Gallery of Toronto. Toronto, 1950, unpaginated, no. 23, erroneously notes that it is dated 1860; comments that the sword belonged to the artist Monguiot [sic].
George Heard Hamilton. Manet and His Critics. New Haven, 1954, pp. 38–39, 81 n. 2, pp. 96, 98, 111, 120, 130 n. 6, pp. 155, 161, 260, 265, 266, reprints and discusses contemporary criticism.
Nils Gösta Sandblad. Manet: Three Studies in Artistic Conception. Lund, 1954, pp. 31, 87.
J.-L. Vaudoyer. E. Manet. Paris, , unpaginated, ill. (overall and detail), notes that this is the first time that Léon Leenhoff posed for Manet.
A. Hyatt Mayor. "The Gifts that Made the Museum." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 16 (November 1957), p. 100.
Henri Perruchot. La vie de Manet. Paris, 1959, pp. 109–10, ill. opp. p. 96 (color).
Louisine W. Havemeyer. Sixteen to Sixty: Memoirs of a Collector. New York, 1961, p. 221, comments that she regrets not having bought this picture at the 1886 New York exhibition.
Theodore Reff. "The Symbolism of Manet's Frontispiece Etchings." Burlington Magazine 104 (May 1962), pp. 183–85, fig. 2, notes that Manet borrowed the sword from his friend the painter Monginot and identifies it as "a mid-seventeenth-century hanger, probably of Saxon origin to judge from the type of blued metal pommel, though the leather baldric may be more recent"; compares it with another representation of the same sword in Manet's etching that formed the second frontispiece of a collection of eight etchings [fig. 1, see Ref. Guérin 1944].
A. Tabarant. La Vie artistique au temps de Baudelaire. 2nd ed. (1st ed. 1942). [Paris], 1963, pp. 313, 415.
Anne Coffin Hanson. Édouard Manet, 1832–1883. Exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, 1966, pp. 56–57, 147, mentions it in discussing an etching of the same subject.
Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 3, XIX–XX Centuries. New York, 1967, pp. 30–33, ill., provide information about the sitter, noting that Léon Koëlla-Leenhoff asserted that he posed for it in Manet's studio on the Rue Guyot toward the end of 1861 when he was not quite ten years old; comment that the date 1861 and a second signature, which had both been added at the beginning of the century, were removed during cleaning; describe the painting and mention that it vividly recalls Ribera's painting of a club-footed boy that was in Paris in Manet's time and was given to the Louvre in 1869.
Joel Isaacson. "The Early Paintings of Claude Monet." PhD diss., University of California, Berkeley, 1967, pp. 140, 310 n. 9.
Sandra Orienti in The Complete Paintings of Manet. New York, 1967, p. 90, no. 37, ill.
Margaretta M. Salinger. "Windows Open to Nature." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 27 (Summer 1968), unpaginated, ill.
Beatrice Farwell. "Manet's 'Espada' and Marcantonio." Metropolitan Museum Journal 2 (1969), p. 206, notes that the sitter assumes the role of a seventeenth-century Spanish page.
Joel Isaacson. Manet and Spain, Prints and Drawings. Exh. cat., The Museum of Art, The University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Mich., 1969, pp. 19, 26, comments on the etching and notes that there is no pictorial source for this picture; suggests that the sitter Léon Koëlla-Leenhoff was Manet's son; discusses the bibliography and lists is as a work of fall 1862.
Alain De Leiris. The Drawings of Édouard Manet. Berkeley, 1969, pp. 10, 56, 105, no. 156, fig. 7 (tracing), mentions a tracing and discusses it in relation to the picture.
Denys Sutton, ed. Letters of Roger Fry. New York, 1972, vol. 1, pp. 24, 255 n. 1 to letter no. 177, p. 265 n. 1 to letter no. 191.
Steven Kovács. "Manet and His Son in 'Déjeuner dans l'atelier'." The Connoisseur 181 (November 1972), pp. 196, 198, 200, fig. 1, suggests that the subject, Léon Leenhoff, may have been the son of Manet and Suzanne Leenhoff, who later became his wife; discusses and interprets Manet's use of the sword in depictions of Léon.
Richard J. Boyle. American Impressionism. Boston, 1974, p. 160.
George Mauner. Manet, Peintre-Philosophe: A Study of the Painter's Themes. University Park, Pa., 1975, p. 177 n. 20, compares it to "La chanteuse des rues" (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).
Denis Rouart and Daniel Wildenstein. Édouard Manet, catalogue raisonné. Paris, 1975, vol. 1, pp. 12, 24, 54–55, no. 37, ill. ; vol. 2, p. 166, date it 1862.
David H. Solkin. "Philibert Rouvière: Édouard Manet's 'L'acteur tragique'." Burlington Magazine (November 1975), p. 705, mentions it in a discussion of Manet working in the style of Velázquez.
Anne Coffin Hanson. Manet and the Modern Tradition. New Haven, 1977, pp. 71, 79, colorpl. 48.
Bradford R. Collins. "Manet's Luncheon in the the Studio: An Homage to Baudelaire." Art Journal 38 (Winter 1978–79), p. 109.
Albert Boime. Thomas Couture and the Eclectic Vision. New Haven, 1980, pp. 461, 463.
Alain De Leiris. "Manet and El Greco: 'The Opera Ball'." Arts Magazine 55 (September 1980), p. 97.
Frances Weitzenhoffer. "First Manet Paintings to Enter an American Museum." Gazette des beaux-arts, 6th ser., 97 (March 1981), pp. 125–29, describes in detail Davis's acquisition, attempted sale, and eventual presentation to the Museum of this picture.
Charles S. Moffett in Manet, 1832–1883. Ed. Françoise Cachin and Charles S. Moffett. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1983, pp. 75–78, 109, no. 14, colorpl. 14 [French ed., Paris, 1983], cites contemporary criticism and provides extensive provenance information.
Françoise Cachin in Manet, 1832–1883. Ed. Françoise Cachin and Charles S. Moffett. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1983, pp. 46, 123, 290 [French ed., Paris, 1983].
Juliet Wilson-Bareau in Charles S. Moffett and Françoise Cachin. Manet, 1832–1883. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1983, pp. 78, 80, 82, 138 [French ed., 1983, pp. 78, 80, 82, 138], discusses three of Manet's etchings and his tracing after this picture (nos. 15–18).
Colette Becker in Françoise Cachin and Charles S. Moffett. Manet, 1832–1883. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1983, p. 522 [French ed., 1983, p. 522].
John Pope-Hennessy. "Roger Fry and The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Oxford, China, and Italy: Writings in Honour of Sir Harold Acton on his Eightieth Birthday. Ed. Edward Chaney and Neil Ritchie. London, 1984, p. 231.
Charles S. Moffett. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pp. 26–27, ill. (color), dates it about 1885.
Ragnar von Holten. Manet i närbild. Exh. cat., Nationalmuseum. Stockholm, 1985, pp. 54, 84–86, no. 59, ill. (color).
Frances Weitzenhoffer. The Havemeyers: Impressionism Comes to America. New York, 1986, pp. 35, 44, pl. 6.
Maureen C. O'Brien in Maureen C. O'Brien. In Support of Liberty: European Paintings at the 1883 Pedestal Fund Art Loan Exhibition. Exh. cat., Parrish Art Museum. Southampton, N.Y., 1986, pp. 25, 37–38, 95, 146, 154, 160, 162, 176, ill., and colorpl. XVII, discusses the "show-stopper" status of this picture and Manet's "Woman with a Parrot" (MMA 89.21.3), due to preferential hanging in the place of honor, the south wall of the paintings gallery, which they shared with Degas at the 1883 exhibition.
Kathleen Adler. Manet. Oxford, 1986, pp. 54, 77, 101, fig. 38, compares it to "The Fifer" (Musée d'Orsay, Paris).
Ronald G. Pisano in Maureen C. O'Brien. In Support of Liberty: European Paintings at the 1883 Pedestal Fund Art Loan Exhibition. Exh. cat., Parrish Art Museum. Southampton, N.Y., 1986, pp. 63, 69.
Sjraar van Heutgen et al. in Franse meesters uit het Metropolitan Museum of Art: Realisten en Impressionisten. Exh. cat., Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam. Zwolle, The Netherlands, 1987, pp. 13, 24–25, fig. 16.
Éric Darragon. Manet. Paris, 1989, pp. 58–60, 71, 137.
Horst Keller. Edouard Manet. Munich, 1989, pp. 14, 17, fig. 11.
Anne Distel. Impressionism: The First Collectors. New York, 1990, pp. 24, 242, calls Alexis Febvre, who owned this work by 1872, "perhaps the first dealer to risk buying a Manet"; on pp. 22–23, identifies the banker Charles Edwards, a financial backer of Durand-Ruel, as the father of Alfred Edwards, another early owner of this work.
Françoise Cachin. Manet. [Paris], 1990, pp. 74–75, 156, colorpl. 3.
T. A. Gronberg. Manet: A Retrospective. New York, 1990, pp. 22, 30, 71–72, 168, 189, 228, 323, 339, colorpl. 6, translates and reprints contemporary criticism.
Éric Darragon. Manet. Paris, 1991, pp. 69, 79, 80–81, 90, 115, 188, 289, 372–73, fig. 41 (color).
Roger Hurlburt. "Free Spirits." Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale) (December 20, 1992), p. 4D.
Helen Kohen. "Lasting Impressions." Miami Herald (December 20, 1992), p. 6I, ill.
Sarah Carr-Gomm. Manet. London, 1992, pp. 46–47, ill. (color), comments that this was intended as a "costume piece intended to attract those fashionable members of Parisian society who liked to dress up their children".
Louisine W. Havemeyer. Sixteen to Sixty: Memoirs of a Collector. Ed. Susan Alyson Stein. 3rd ed. [1st ed. 1930, repr. 1961]. New York, 1993, pp. 221, 237, 333 n. 315, p. 335 n. 345.
Susan Alyson Stein in Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1993, p. 206.
Gary Tinterow in Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1993, pp. 8, 27, 31, fig. 1.
Vivien Perutz. Édouard Manet. Lewisburg, Pa., 1993, p. 127.
H. Barbara Weinberg in Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1993, p. 76.
Ronald Pickvance. Manet. Exh. cat., Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Martigny, 1996, p. 221 under no. 18, notes that the seventeenth-century Spanish costume also appears in "Boy with a Tray" (RW D454; Phillips Collection, Washington).
Hans Körner. Edouard Manet: Dandy, Flaneur, Maler. Munich, 1996, pp. 27, 29, colorpl. 19.
Beth Archer Brombert. Édouard Manet: Rebel in a Frock Coat. Boston, 1996, pp. 81, 85–86, 185–86, 255, 419, fig. 4, discusses the symbolism of the sword.
Gary Tinterow in La collection Havemeyer: Quand l'Amérique découvrait l'impressionnisme. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay. Paris, 1997, pp. 32, 107, fig. 10.
Madeleine Fidell-Beaufort. "The American Art Trade and French Painting at the End of the 19th century." Van Gogh Museum Journal (2000), p. 107.
George Mauner and Henri Loyrette. Manet: The Still-Life Paintings. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay. New York, 2000, pp. 21, 33–34, 66 [French ed., "Manet: Les natures mortes," Paris, 2000, pp. 36, 48, 78], discusses it in relation to the watercolor "Boy Carrying a Tray" (Phillips Collection, Washington) and suggests that the page from Caravaggio's "Alof de Wignacourt" in the Louvre and the boy carrying a pitcher in Zurbarán's "Circumcision" in Grenoble, which Manet would have seen in the Galerie Espagnole, are possible sources for this composition.
Rebecca A. Rabinow. "Modern Art Comes to the Metropolitan: The 1921 Exhibition of 'Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings'." Apollo 152 (October 2000), pp. 4, 9 n. 13.
William H. Gerdts. American Impressionism. 2nd ed. New York, 2001, p. 105.
Nancy Locke. Manet and the Family Romance. Princeton, 2001, pp. 73–74, 120–23, 131, fig. 33.
Peter Meller. "Manet in Italy: Some Newly Identified Sources for his Early Sketchbooks." Burlington Magazine 144 (February 2002), pp. 92–93, sites Benozzo Gozzoli's fresco of the "Story of Abraham and Hagar" in the Camposanto in Pisa, which includes the figure of a woman carrying a dish of fruit and a boy with a tray as a possible source for this work; suggests that the MMA picture could be "a modern travesty" of "Amor with the Sword of Mars" or perhaps a "Cupid with the Sword of Alexander" since the concept of this work was possibly connected to Manet's long-planned marriage to Suzanne Leenhoff, the mother of the child depicted.
Carol Armstrong. Manet Manette. New Haven, 2002, pp. 11, 16–17, 27–28, 39–40, 47, 72, 101, 104, 114, 160, 178, ill. (no. 4 and fig. 46), questions whether this is a genre picture or a portrait.
Deborah L. Roldán in Gary Tinterow and Geneviève Lacambre. Manet/Velázquez: The French Taste for Spanish Painting. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay, Paris. New York, 2003, pp. 391, 395.
Juliet Wilson-Bareau in Gary Tinterow and Geneviève Lacambre. Manet/Velázquez: The French Taste for Spanish Painting. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay, Paris. New York, 2003, pp. 213–15, 217, 237, 484, 486–87, 529, no. 133, fig. 9.21 [French ed., "Manet/Velázquez: La manière espagnole au XIXe siècle," Paris, 2002, p. 377, no. 73, fig. 1 (color)], dates it 1860–61, noting that it is more likely that it was painted in 1860 given the babyish features of Léon; discusses the possible sources for this composition and compares it to "The Young Lange" (RW 61; Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe).
Gary Tinterow in Gary Tinterow and Geneviève Lacambre. Manet/Velázquez: The French Taste for Spanish Painting. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay, Paris. New York, 2003, pp. 2–3, 51, fig. 1.1 (color).
H. Barbara Weinberg in Gary Tinterow and Geneviève Lacambre. Manet/Velázquez: The French Taste for Spanish Painting. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay, Paris. New York, 2003, pp. 288–89 n. 110.
Trevor Fairbrother in Gary Tinterow and Geneviève Lacambre. Manet/Velázquez: The French Taste for Spanish Painting. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay, Paris. New York, 2003, p. 529.
Manuela B. Mena Marqués in Manet en el Prado. Ed. Manuela B. Mena Marqués. Exh. cat., Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, 2003, pp. 16–17, 25, 146, 156–58, 166, 188, 220, 238, 373, 428, 432, 435, 443, 452–53, no. 24, colorpls. 1 and 24 (overall and detail), ill., dates it between 1860 and 1861 and discusses possible sources for the composition.
Juliet Wilson-Bareau in Manet en el Prado. Ed. Manuela B. Mena Marqués. Exh. cat., Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, 2003, pp. 46–48, 55, 383–84, 388.
Valeriano Bozal in Manet en el Prado. Ed. Manuela B. Mena Marqués. Exh. cat., Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, 2003, pp. 86, 403–4.
Gudrun Mühle-Maurer in Manet en el Prado. Ed. Manuela B. Mena Marqués. Exh. cat., Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, 2003, pp. 353–54, 495–96.
Ross King. The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism. New York, 2006, p. 54.
John Elderfield. Manet and the Execution of Maximilian. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 2006, pp. 80–81, 120, fig. 34 (color), relates this picture to the figure of the sword carrier in one of the Maximilian paintings (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).
Gary Tinterow in The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1800–1920. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. New York, 2007, pp. 6, 80–81, 223–25, no. 56, ill. (color and black and white) and fig. 16 (installation photo, color).
Laurence des Cars in Manet, inventeur du Moderne. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay. Paris, 2011, p. 54 n. 31.
Simon Kelly in Manet, inventeur du Moderne. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay. Paris, 2011, pp. 58, 60, 67 n. 13, p. 68 nn. 36–37 and 40–41.
Nancy Locke in Manet, inventeur du Moderne. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay. Paris, 2011, pp. 74, 77, 269, 274, no. 26, colorpl. 32.
Philippe Sollers and Stéphane Guégan in Manet, inventeur du Moderne. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay. Paris, 2011, p. 108.
Stéphane Guégan in Manet, inventeur du Moderne. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay. Paris, 2011, pp. 118, 159, ill. pp. 116, 119 (color details).
Isabelle Cahn in Manet, inventeur du Moderne. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay. Paris, 2011, p. 171.