William Raeburn Andrew. Life of Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A. 2nd ed. London, 1894, p. 124, no. 134, lists it among paintings exhibited in 1876.
Walter Armstrong. Sir Henry Raeburn. London, 1901, p. 103, ill. p. 52, as in the collection of Major-General Cunningham and lent for many years to the National Gallery of Scotland.
Edward Pinnington. Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A. London, 1904, p. 232.
R. S. Clouston. Sir Henry Raeburn. London, 1908, ill. p. 29, as at the Scottish National Gallery.
James Greig. Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A.: His Life and Works. London, 1911, p. 47, ill. p. 20.
David Mackie. Letter to Katharine Baetjer. February 12, 1988, believes the portrait to be a later copy, observing that "there is supposed to be another version of it by Raeburn which I have not seen".
Katharine Baetjer. British Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1575–1875. New York, 2009, p. 168, no. 81, ill. (color).