John Romney. Memoirs of the Life and Works of George Romney. London, 1830, p. 239, describes a 1795 self-portrait, almost certainly this painting.
Herbert Maxwell. George Romney. London, 1902, p. 188, no. 332, mentions that it was engraved by Caroline Watson.
Humphry Ward and W[illiam]. Roberts. Romney: A Biographical and Critical Essay with a Catalogue Raisonné of his Works. London, 1904, vol. 2, p. 134, no. 5, as in the Morris K. Jesup collection.
Ronald Sutherland Gower. George Romney. London, 1904, p. 124.
Arthur B. Chamberlain. George Romney. New York, 1910, pp. 205, 229.
B[ryson]. B[urroughs]. "European Paintings in the Jesup Collection." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 10 (May 1915), pp. 88–89, 94, ill.
"Bequest of Mrs. Morris K. Jesup." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 10 (February 1915), p. 22.
C. H. Collins Baker. British Painting. London, 1933, p. 286.
Barry Maclean-Eltham. George Romney: Paintings in Public Collections. Kendal, England, 1996, p. 50.
Katharine Baetjer. "British Portraits in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 57 (Summer 1999), pp. 48–49, ill. (color).
Katharine Baetjer. British Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1575–1875. New York, 2009, pp. 134–35, no. 60, ill. (color).