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.
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.