Exhibition of Paintings by Señor Sorolla y Bastida. Exh. cat., Grafton Galleries. London, 1908, pp. 39, 55, no. 122, ill.
B[ryson]. B[urroughs]. "Principal Accessions." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 4 (April 1909), pp. 69–70.
"Spain's Great Painter: Exhibition of Pictures by Sorolla y Bastida." The Evening Post (February 5, 1909) [reprinted in "Eight Essays on Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida," vol. 2, New York, 1909, p. 172].
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. Letters to Pedro Gil Moreno de Mora. February 11 and 19, 1909 [published in Ref. Tomás 2007, pp. 272–73, nos. 316–17], relates that this painting has been sold to the MMA along with two others.
Harry B. Wehle. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of Italian, Spanish, and Byzantine Paintings. New York, 1940, p. 306, ill., notes that Jávea, a small village in the province of Alicante, Spain, is the site of many of Sorolla's pictures of bathers.
Florencio de Santa-Ana Álvarez-Ossorio and Noeli Isábal Barrabés in Joaquín Sorolla (1863–1923). Exh. cat., Fundación Cultural MAPFRE Vida. Madrid, 1995, pp. 92–93, ill. (color), note that it was executed in the summer of 1905; comment that the figure of the nude girl is unusual in Sorolla's works.
"Correspondencia con Pedro Gil Moreno de Mora." Epistolarios de Joaquín Sorolla. 1, Barcelona, 2007, p. 208 n. 322, pp. 272–73, nos. 200, 316–17.
José Luis Díez and Javier Barón in Joaquín Sorolla, 1863–1923. Exh. cat., Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, 2009, pp. 34, 72, 132 n. 123, p. 136 n. 403, fig. 38 (color), call "Bathing in Jávea" of 1905 (formerly José Gómez Mena collection, Havana) a pendant to this picture.
José Luis Díez in Joaquín Sorolla, 1863–1923. Exh. cat., Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, 2009, p. 354.
Marcus B. Burke in Joaquín Sorolla, 1863–1923. Exh. cat., Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, 2009, pp. 388, 390 n. 3.
Javier Barón in Joaquín Sorolla, 1863–1923. Exh. cat., Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, 2009, p. 463.