Camille Pissarro. Letters to Lucien Pissarro. October 16 and December 15, 1893 [published in Janine Bailly-Herzberg, ed., "Correspondance de Camille Pissarro: Tome 3 / 1891–1894," Paris, 1988, pp. 386–87, no. 949, p. 410, no. 971], possibly refers to it as the "Femme au baquet" shown to Portier; later lists it as "Laveuse," sold for Fr 1,200 [to Durand-Ruel].
Ludovic Rodo Pissarro and Lionello Venturi. Camille Pissarro, son art—son œuvre. reprint ed. 1989. Paris, 1939, vol. 1, p. 201, no. 861; vol. 2, pl. 176, no. 861.
Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 3, XIX–XX Centuries. New York, 1967, p. 19, ill.
Anne Schirrmeister. Camille Pissarro. New York, 1982, pp. 14–15, colorpl. 11, cites it as an example of Pissarro's renewed interest in the figure in his late works; calls this scene a type of domestic "hortus conclusus"; remarks that the peasant "exemplifies Pissarro's ideal of the quiet joy and dignity of manual labor".
Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts in Joachim Pissarro and Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts. Pissarro: Critical Catalogue of Paintings. Milan, 2005, vol. 1, pp. 364–65, 392, 423; vol. 2, p. 308; vol. 3, pp. 653, 954, 958, no. 1010, ill. (color), notes that the theme of a woman washing clothes in a large wooden tub occurs in eight Pissarro paintings, including this one.