Gerard Hoet. Catalogus of Naamlyst van Schilderyen, met derzelver pryzen, zedert een langen reeks van Jaaren zoo in Holland als op andere Plaatzen in het openbaar verkogt. Vol. 1, The Hague, 1752, p. 450, no. 56, as sold for 400 guilders in the Van Schuylenburg sale of 1735.
John Smith. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French Painters. Vol. 4, London, 1833, p. 149, no. 10, as in the collection of Colonel Hugh Baille; erroneously as engraved by Lépicié (actually Ter Borch's "Two Women and a Man Playing Cards," Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and as in the Julienne sale of 1767 and the Montribloud sale of 1784 [see Ref. Gudlaugsson 1959–60].
Charles Blanc. Le trésor de la curiosité. Vol. 1, Paris, 1857, p. 140, wrongly identifies it as the picture engraved by Lépicié as "Le Jeu de piquet".
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hand-Book No. 10: Collection of Old Masters and Pictures of the English School in the New Eastern Gallery, O. [New York], , pp. 3–4, no. 2, gives provenance, including some incorrect information repeated from Ref. Smith 1833.
Illustrated Catalogue of 300 Paintings by Old Masters of the Dutch, Flemish, Italian, French, and English Schools. Paris, 1898, p. 114, no. 97, ill. p. 115, repeats Smith's [see Ref. 1833] erroneous information.
C[ornelis]. Hofstede de Groot. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century. Ed. Edward G. Hawke. Vol. 5, London, 1913, p. 191, no. 126, gives provenance, including some incorrect information repeated from Ref. Smith 1833.
S[turla]. J. Gudlaugsson. Gerard ter Borch. The Hague, 1959–60, vol. 2, p. 158, under no. 145, notes that Smith (1833) and Hofstede de Groot (1913) confused the painting with the Ter Borch engraved by Lépicié.
Franklin W. Robinson. Dutch Life in the Golden Century. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Fla. St. Petersburg, Fla., 1975, pp. 49–50, no. 35, ill., wrongly as dated "_ _66".
Walter Liedtke. "Dutch Paintings in America: The Collectors and Their Ideals." Great Dutch Paintings from America. Exh. cat., Mauritshuis, The Hague. Zwolle, The Netherlands, 1990, p. 36.
Marjorie Elizabeth Wieseman. "Caspar Netscher and Late Seventeenth Century Dutch Painting." PhD diss., Columbia University, 1991, pp. 325–26, no. 48, records a "hasty compositional sketch" in the Prentenkabinet de Rijks Universiteit, Leiden, and a more developed drawing for the composition in the Louvre.
Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 1, pp. 518–20, no. 133, colorpl. 133; vol. 2, p. 743.