Emile Gaillard. "'The Burial of St. Martha' by Sano di Pietro." Burlington Magazine 40 (May 1922), pp. 237–39, ill., attributes it to Sano di Pietro and identifies the subject.
Émile Gaillard. Un peintre siennois au XVe siècle: Sano di Pietro, 1406–1481. Chambéry, 1923, p. 204.
Raimond van Marle. "Late Gothic Painting in Tuscany." The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting. 9, The Hague, 1927, pp. 522–23, dates it to Sano's late period.
Bernhard Berenson. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Oxford, 1932, p. 500.
Bernhard Berenson. Pitture italiane del rinascimento. Milan, 1936, p. 430.
George Kaftal. Iconography of the Saints in Tuscan Painting. Florence, 1952, col. 681.
Claus Virch. The Adele and Arthur Lehman Collection. New York, 1965, pp. 23–24, ill.
Bernard Berenson. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: Central Italian and North Italian Schools. London, 1968, vol. 1, p. 376.
Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972, pp. 182, 428, 609.
Hugh Brigstocke. "Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, James Dennistoun: Collector and Traveller." Connoisseur 198 (August 1978), p. 321, fig. 11.
Denys Sutton. "Robert Langton Douglas, Part III, XV: The War Years." Apollo 109 (June 1979), p. 436.
Federico Zeri with the assistance of Elizabeth E. Gardner. Italian Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sienese and Central Italian Schools. New York, 1980, p. 83, pl. 57, note that it seems to be a late work.