Gustave Geffroy. "Peintre de la femme." L'art et les artistes 1 (January 1920), p. 162, ill.
Loan Exhibition of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1921, p. 23, no. 101, ill.
Stephan Bourgeois. The Adolph Lewisohn Collection of Modern French Paintings and Sculptures. New York, 1928, pp. 128–29, ill., as "Portrait of Madame Darras"; mentions what was believed to be the companion piece to it, a portrait of Captain Darras in Dresden.
Edith von Térey. "Die Sammlung Adolph Lewisohn, New York." Kunst und Künstler 27 (August 1929), p. 418, ill., calls it a pendant to the portrait of Captain Darras in Dresden.
Julius Meier-Graefe. Renoir. Leipzig, 1929, pp. 42, 52, no.1, ill.
Stephan Bourgeois and Waldemar George. "The French Paintings of the XIXth and XXth Centuries in the Adolph and Samuel Lewisohn Collection." Formes nos. 28–29 (1932), pp. 301, 305, ill.
Sam A. Lewisohn. Painters and Personality: A Collector's View of Modern Art. [New York], 1937, pl. 128, calls it "Madame Darras".
R. H. Wilenski. Modern French Painters. New York, , pp. 61, 339, believes it was painted in Renoir's Parisian studio at the rue Notre Dame des Champs.
Charles Terrasse. Cinquante portraits de Renoir. Paris, 1941, unpaginated, pl. 4.
Bruno F. Schneider. Renoir. Berlin, , p. 22.
François Fosca. Renoir: His Life and Work. first American ed. 1962. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1961, pp. 24, 32, ill.
Henri Perruchot. La Vie de Renoir. [Paris], 1964, pp. 78–79.
Claus Virch. The Adele and Arthur Lehman Collection. New York, 1965, pp. 67–69, ill.
Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. "XIX–XX Centuries." French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 3, New York, 1967, pp. 145–46, ill.
Margaretta M. Salinger. "Windows Open to Nature." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 27 (Summer 1968), unpaginated, ill., compares it to Renoir's earlier portraits, which were inspired by Courbet and Delacroix.
Renoir: In Commemoration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Renoir's Death. Exh. cat., Wildenstein & Co., Inc. New York, 1969, unpaginated, no. 6, ill.
François Fosca. Renoir. French ed. 1923. New York, [1970?], pp. 31–32, 35.
François Daulte. "Figures." Auguste Renoir: Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint. 1, Lausanne, 1971, unpaginated, no. 69, ill.
Elda Fezzi. L'opera completa di Renoir. [reprint ed., 1981]. Milan, 1972, p. 92, no. 64, ill.
Colin B. Bailey in Colin B. Bailey. Renoir's Portraits: Impressions of an Age. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. New Haven, 1997, pp. 110–12, 274–75, no. 9, ill. (color), calls it "Madame Marie Octavie Bernier (formerly called Madame Darras)," noting that the surname Darras was not associated with either of the pendant paintings of husband and wife until the early 1920s; remarks that these are the only paintings associated with Renoir's military service of the early 1870s; cites archival evidence confirming that Captain Paul-Édouard-Alfred Darras (1834–1903) and his wife Henriette Oudiette (1837–1910) are not the sitters for these portraits; instead, identifies the sitters as the non-commissioned officer Captain Édouard Bernier (1822–1880) and his wife, the former Marie-Octavie-Stéphanie Laurens (1838–1920), whom he married in 1857; observes that the name of the first known owner of the pictures is Bernier; states that the pendant portraits were painted in March or April 1871 during Renoir's stay with the Bernier family in Tarbes.
Rebecca A. Rabinow. "Modern Art Comes to the Metropolitan: The 1921 Exhibition of 'Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings'." Apollo 152 (October 2000), p. 12, fig. 9 (installation photograph).
Susan Alyson Stein in The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1800–1920. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. New York, 2007, pp. 136, 251, no. 98, ill. (color and black and white).
Susan Alyson Stein in Masterpieces of European Painting, 1800–1920, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, pp. 152, 296–97, no. 141, ill. (color and black and white).
Guy-Patrice Dauberville, and Michel Dauberville, with Camille Fremontier-Murphy. "1858–1881." Renoir: Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles. 1, Paris, 2007, pp. 433–34, no. 412, ill.