Pierre de Nolhac. J.-M. Nattier: Peintre de la cour de Louis XV. Paris, 1905, p. 122 [2nd ed., Paris, 1910, p. 201], as an unknown woman, incorrectly identified as the princesse de Condé as Diana, recently acquired by the Metropolitan Museum.
Georges Huard in "Nattier 1685 à 1766." Les peintres français du XVIIIe siècle: Histoire des vies et catalogue des oeuvres. Paris, 1930, vol. 2, p. 17, no. 139.
Charles Sterling. "XV–XVIII Centuries." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of French Paintings. 1, Cambridge, Mass., 1955, pp. 121–23, ill.
René Gimpel. Diary of an Art Dealer. English ed. New York, 1966, p. 298, observes that his father's biggest sale of the 1902–03 New York season was to the Metropolitan Museum: this Nattier and a Largillière for $70,000.
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. London, 1984, p. 231.
Margaret Robinson. Courbet's Hunt Scenes: The End of a Tradition. Providence, 1990, p. 18, no. 19.
Xavier Salmon. Jean-Marc Nattier, 1685–1766. Exh. cat., Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Paris, 1999, pp. 100, 184, 266–70, no. 76, ill. (color), identifies the sitter as Madame de Maison-Rouge, who also sat for a portrait in the guise of Venus which was exhibited at the Salon of 1757.
J. Patrice Marandel in Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection. Exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Stuttgart, 2010, p. 127, under no. 29.