Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Italian Paintings. Exh. cat., Hazlitt Gallery. [London], 1963, p. 6, no. 15, pl. 8a, notes that Ferdinando Bologna suggests comparing the style to that of "Hercules and the Hesperides" (Schönborn Castle, Pommersfelden) of 1724.
"Gaiety in Italian Art." Country Life 133 (May 16, 1963), p. 1132, ill.
Keith Christiansen in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1984–1985. New York, 1985, p. 27, ill., calls it probably a late work, painted after Pellegrini's return to Venice in 1730.
George Knox. Antonio Pellegrini, 1675–1741. Oxford, 1995, p. 248, no. P.303, incorrectly identifies it with a work sold at Sotheby's in 1978.