Louis Hautecœur. "L'Exposition centennale de peinture française à Saint-Pétersbourg." Les Arts no. 129 (September 1912), ill. p. 30, as in the collection of M. Barbazanges.
René Jean. L'Art français a Saint-Pétersbourg: Exposition centennale. Exh. cat.Paris, 1912, p. 90, notes that it was lent to the 1912 exhibition in St. Petersburg by Barbazanges and has since been bought by a Russian private collector.
François Monod. "L'Exposition centennale de l'art français à Saint-Pétersbourg (2e et dernier article)." Gazette des beaux-arts, 4th ser., 7 (April 1912), p. 318.
François Fosca. Renoir. Paris, 1923, pl. 17.
[Boris Nikolaevich] Ternovietz. "Le Musée d'Art Moderne de Moscou." L'Amour de l'art 6 (December 1925), pp. 459, 462, ill., notes that this picture was bought at the 1912 exhibition in St. Petersburg by S. A. Scherbatow.
Musée d'art moderne de Moscou: Catalogue illustré. Moscow, 1928, p. 90, no. 508, pl. 21.
Louis Réau. Catalogue de l'art français dans les musées russes. Paris, 1929, pp. 129–30, no. 1079.
Alfred M. Frankfurter. "French Masterpieces, 1850–1900: An Important Loan Exhibition of Painting Currently at the Century Club." Art News 34 (February 1, 1936), pp. 5–6, ill.
Augustus Vincent Tack. Exhibition of French Masterpieces of the Nineteenth Century. Exh. cat., Century Club. New York, 1936, unpaginated, no. 15, ill., tentatively dates it 1875.
Josephine L. Allen. "Paintings by Renoir." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 32 (May 1937), pp. 109, 112, ill., comments that it portrays the waitress "who doubtless served many of Renoir's meager meals".
Henry McBride. "The Renoirs in America." Art News 35 (May 1, 1937), p. 158, ill. p. 73.
Harry B. Wehle. Renoir: A Special Exhibition of His Paintings. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1937, p. 5, no. 13, ill.
James W. Lane. "Thirty-three Masterpieces in a Modern Collection: Mr. Stephen C. Clark's Paintings by American and European Masters." Art News Annual 37 (February 25, 1939), p. 132, ill. p. 138, dates it 1875–76; notes the similar pose of the figure in Renoir's "Madame Henriot in Costume" also of 1875–76 (Columbus Museum of Art; D123); compares the delicate colors in this picture to Japanese prints and Whistler's portraits from the early 1880s.
Alfred M. Frankfurter. Renoir, Centennial Loan Exhibition, 1841–1941. Exh. cat., Duveen Galleries. New York, 1941, pp. 17, 124–25, no. 15, ill. p. 37, dates it about 1875; notes that Renoir met this waitress at one of the restaurants belonging to the Duval chain in Paris, and that he asked her to pose in his studio after being "impressed by the uniform dress of the waitresses".
Michel Drucker. Renoir. Paris, 1944, pp. 39, 41, 191, no. 23, ill.
Hans Huth. "Impressionism Comes to America." Gazette des beaux-arts, 6th ser., 29 (April 1946), p. 239 n. 22.
Howard Devree. "Stephen C. Clarks Open Art Show at Home to Help Fresh Air Association of St. John." New York Times (April 2, 1948), p. 21.
C. A. "L'Art moderne français dans les collections des musées étrangers—I. Musée d'Art Moderne Occidental à Moscou." Cahiers d'art 25, no. 2 (1950), p. 346, no. 10.
A Collector's Taste: Selections from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Clark. Exh. cat., M. Knoedler & Co. New York, 1954, unpaginated, no. 14, ill.
Denis Rouart. Renoir. Geneva, 1954, p. 32.
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. 147–48, ill., tentatively date it about 1875 and identify it as possibly no. 213 in Exh. New York 1886; note that the Duval restaurants were a low-priced chain "in which Renoir may have eaten many times during his early, difficult years" and that this waitress was "clearly one of those placid women Renoir always loved to paint".
Margaretta M. Salinger. "Windows Open to Nature." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 27 (Summer 1968), unpaginated, ill.
François Daulte. "Figures." Auguste Renoir: Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint. 1, Lausanne, 1971, unpaginated, no. 101, ill., dates it 1874.
Elda Fezzi. L'opera completa di Renoir. [reprint ed., 1981]. Milan, 1972, pp. 94–95, no. 128, ill.
Robert C. Williams. Russian Art and American Money, 1900–1940. Cambridge, Mass., 1980, p. 34.
Anne Distel in Renoir. Exh. cat., Hayward Gallery. [London], 1985, p. 26 [French ed., p. 42].
Charles S. Moffett. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pp. 91, 157, ill. (color).
Roger Hurlburt. "Free Spirits." Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale) (December 20, 1992), ill. p. 1D.
Helen Kohen. "Lasting Impressions." Miami Herald (December 20, 1992), p. 6I.
Albert Kostenevich in Morozov and Shchukin—The Russian Collectors: Monet to Picasso. Exh. cat., Museum Folkwang Essen. Cologne, 1993, pp. 122, 129 n. 166.
Sarah Lees in The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings. Exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, Mass., 2006, pp. 315, 341, no. 340.
Richard Rand in The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings. Exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, Mass., 2006, p. 253.
Gilbert T. Vincent and Sarah Lees in The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings. Exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, Mass., 2006, p. 156, fig. 127 (color).
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. 436–37, no. 415, ill.
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. 135, 251–52, no. 97, 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. 151, 297, no. 140, ill. (color and black and white).