J[ean].-G[abriel]. Goulinat. "À propos du métier de Renoir." L'art vivant 60 (July 1933), p. 294, ill.
Michel Florisoone. Renoir. Paris, 1937, p. 166, ill. p. 53 [English ed., 1938].
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, pp. 148–49, ill., dates it between 1875 and 1879.
François Daulte. Auguste Renoir: Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint. Vol. 1, Figures. Lausanne, 1971, unpaginated, no. 595, ill., dates it 1890.
Charles S. Moffett. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pp. 158–59, ill. (color), distinguishes this and other bust-length paintings of young women with stylish hats of the 1890s from Renoir's pictures of women in millinery shops done in the 1880s.
Yoshihiro Nakatani. Exposition Auguste Renoir. Exh. cat., Tobu Museum of Art. [Tokyo?], 1993, pp. 52–53, 58, no. 11, ill. (color), suggests the influences of Watteau and Fragonard.
AF/YS. Renoir: Modern Eyes. Exh. cat., Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art. Sapporo, 1999, pp. 36–37, no. 7, ill. (color), remarks that both of Renoir's parents made clothing, his father as a tailor and his mother as a seamstress, and that this stimulated his interest in female portraits wearing elaborate costumes and hats, which were required for upper-class women to wear outdoors.
Guy-Patrice Dauberville and Michel Dauberville. Renoir: Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles. Vol. 3, 1895–1902. Paris, 2010, pp. 288–89, no. 2210, ill., as "vers 1895".