Alfred Daber. Pour mon plaisir: Tableaux, aquarelles, dessins d'Ingres à Vuillard. Exh. cat., Alfred Daber. Paris, 1954, unpaginated, no. 13, ill., transcribes a label from the back of this painting describing its early provenance [see archive file].
Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Adolphe Monticelli (1824–1886). Exh. cat., Paul Rosenberg & Co. New York, 1954, pp. 25, 27, no. 15, ill. p. 18, dates it 1876–77.
John Rewald. Birth of Impressionism. Exh. cat., Wildenstein, New York. 1963, unpaginated, no. 59, ill., dates it 1876–77.
Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 2, XIX Century. New York, 1966, p. 141, ill., state that it was painted in Marseilles, probably between 1880 and 1883; note that a very similar picture was formerly in the collection of Sam Lewisohn.
Charles S. Moffett. Van Gogh as Critic and Self-Critic. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1973, unpaginated, no. 42, dates it about 1880–83.
Sauveur Stammégna. Catalogue des œuvres de Monticelli. Vol. 2, Vence, 1986, p. 168, no. 890, ill.