Hyacinthe Rigaud. Le livre de raison du peintre Hyacinthe Rigaud. Paris, 1919, pp. 178, 182, 184, 278 [an incomplete list of works by Rigaud and his shop compiled by the artist between 1681 and 1743], cites the original portrait under 1715 and the price as 8,000 livres; lists eight copies by Rigaud and his workshop: in 1716, three copies by Rigaud, of the king for the king for 1,200 livres and two copies by Lapenaye for 80 livres; in 1717, two copies by Rigaud, one for "le Grand duc" and one for "l'archevesque d'Aix" for 300 livres each, and a copy by Lapenaye for 30 livres; J. Roman, ed., p. 178 n. 4, records a copy with the marquis de Boubers, Amiens.
George Van Derveer Gallenkamp. Letter to Theodore Rousseau. February 1, 1960 [the author was writing a catalogue raisonné that was not completed], describes this portrait and that of the Maréchal de la Tour d'Auvergne as fine examples of Rigaud's work.
Ruth T. Costantino. How to Know French Antiques. New York, 1961, ill. between pp. 128 and 129.
Myra Nan Rosenfeld. Largillierre and the Eighteenth-Century Portrait. Exh. cat., Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Montreal, 1981, pp. 282–83, fig. 1, as "Workshop of Hyacinthe Rigaud," about 1715–17.
Eric M. Zafran. The Rococo Age: French Masterpieces of the Eighteenth Century. Exh. cat., High Museum of Art. Atlanta, 1983, p. 84, fig. III.2.
Claire Constans. Musée national du château de Versailles: Les peintures. Paris, 1995, vol. 2, p. 755, under no. 4260, lists our picture among versions of royal provenance (with Caen, Reims, Rouen, and Winnipeg) of the Versailles original (189 x 135 cm; signed and dated: Fait par Hyacinthe Rigaud en septembre 1715, and commissioned by the duc d'Orléans as regent).
Philippe Malgouyres. Peintures françaises du XVIIe siècle: La collection du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Paris, 2000, p. 175, under no. 156, notes that the administration of the Bâtiments du roi distributed twenty-four examples of this portrait between 1716 and 1721 and attributes the Rouen version to François-Albert Stiémart; mentions versions sold in Paris in 1895 and 1978.
Daniëlle O. Kisluk-Grosheide in The Wrightsman Galleries for French Decorative Arts: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2010, pp. 172, 174, no. 86, fig. 11 (gallery installation), ill. in color pp. 27 (gallery installation), 175.
Stéphan Perreau. Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659–1743): Catalogue concis de l'œuvre. Sète, 2013, pp. 42, 249–50, no. P.1247-1, fig. 37 (framed), ill. p. 249.