E. W. Moes. Iconographia Batava: Beredeneerde Lijst van Geschilderde en Gebeeldhouwde Portretten van Noord-Nederlanders in Vorige Eeuwen. 1, Amsterdam, 1897, p. 217, no. 1886-2, as in the collection of J. Oyens, Baarn.
John Michael Montias. Artists and Artisans in Delft: A Socio-Economic Study of the Seventeenth Century. Princeton, 1982, p. 55, fig. 3.
Walter Liedtke in The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1984, p. 85, compares it with the Linsky "Portrait of a Man, Possibly a Botanist," by David Bailly (1982.60.29).
Peter C. Sutton. A Guide to Dutch Art in America. Grand Rapids, Mich., 1986, p. 183.
Walter Liedtke et al. Vermeer and the Delft School. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2001, pp. 43, 47–48, 55, fig. 45a, states that this portrait and its pendant, or versions of them, were still in the artist's studio when he died in 1641, and that van Miereveld's estate inventory implies that the costumes were painted by the artist's grandson and successor, Jacob Willemsz Delff the Younger.
Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 1, pp. 476–79, no. 121, colorpl. 121; vol. 2, pp. 573, 608.
Old Master Paintings and Sculpture. Sotheby's, New York. January 28, 2010, p. 44, under no. 258.