"Leben Herrn Martin von Meytens, kaiserl. Direktor der Mahler, Bildhauer- und Architect-Akademie in Wien." Neue Bibliothek der schönen Wissenschaften und der freyen Künste. Leipzig, 1768, vol. 7, p. 153, refers to a life size family portrait which Meytens made for Count "Buratro" [sic, see Refs. Lisholm 1974, p. 122, and Brown 1997, pp. 164, 172 n. 18].
S. L. Gahm Persson. Framlidne stora Swenska Konstnärens . . . Herr Martin van Meytens . . . Stockholm, 1784, p. 153, [see Ref. Lisholm 1974, p. 110].
Birgitta Lisholm. Martin van Meytens d. y.: hans liv och hans verk. Malmö, Sweden, 1974, pp. 68, 110, no. 186, p. 122, notes that the portrait Meytens made for a Count "Buratro" [see Ref. 1768] must, instead, have been made for Durazzo.
Bruce Alan Brown. "I cacciatori amanti: The Portrait of Count Giacomo Durazzo and His Wife by Martin van Meytens the Younger." Metropolitan Museum Journal 32 (1997), pp. 161–74, fig. 1, identifies the sitters; notes that a 1765 engraving of Durazzo derived from the present picture is inscribed "Le C[omte] Jacques Durazzo / Ambassadeur Imperial / a [sic] Venise en MDCCLXV / Peint par Maytens / Commencé a Vienne par Schmutzer / Achevé a Venise par Wagner"; notes that both sitters were patrons of the arts, and that the count collected graphic arts on behalf of Albert, duke of Sachsen-Teschen, laying the foundation for the Albertina; suggests that the three lilies in the Countess's hair may refer to the branches of the Durazzo family; as Durazzo wrote the libretto for the opera "Le cacciatrici amanti," first performed in 1755, suggests that the hunting subject-matter in this portrait may reflect his preoccupation with this opera, or may refer to his wife's skill with the crossbow and rifle
Luca Leoncini in Da Tintoretto a Rubens: capolavori della collezione Durazzo. Ed. Luca Leoncini. Exh. cat., Palazzo Reale, Genoa. Milan, 2004, pp. 348–49, no. 74, ill. (color).
Giacomo Durazzo: teatro musicale e collezionismo tra Genova, Parigi, Vienna e Venezia. Ed. Luca Leoncini. Exh. cat., Museo di Palazzo Reale. Genoa, 2012, ill. pp. 30–33 (color, overall, detail, and gallery installation photographs).
Ingrid Ciulisová. Men of Taste: Essays on Art Collecting in East-Central Europe. Bratislava, 2014, p. 22, fig. 5 (color).