Leonard Williams. "The Portrait-Work of Joaquín Sorolla." International Studio 29 (July 1906), p. 30, notes that he saw it in the artist's studio.
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. Letter to Pedro Gil Moreno de Mora. March 1906 [published in Ref. Tomás 2007, p. 208, no. 200], reports that he has finished painting it.
Exhibition of Paintings by Señor Sorolla y Bastida. Exh. cat., Grafton Galleries. London, 1908, p. 38, no. 99, pl. 99 (detail), refers to it as both "Señora de Sorolla" and "My Wife".
B[ryson]. B[urroughs]. "Principal Accessions." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 4 (April 1909), pp. 69–70.
"The Sorolla Exhibition of Paintings." The Call (February 25, 1909) [reprinted in "Eight Essays on Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida," vol. 2, New York, 1909, pp. 273–74].
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. Letters to Pedro Gil Moreno de Mora. February 11 and 19, 1909 [published in Ref. Tomás 2007, pp. 272–74, nos. 316–17], relates that this painting has been sold to the MMA along with two others, including "The Bath, Jávea" (09.71.2).
Harry B. Wehle. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of Italian, Spanish, and Byzantine Paintings. New York, 1940, p. 307.
Bernardino de Pantorba. La Vida y La Obra de Joaquín Sorolla, Estudio Biográfico y Crítico. Madrid, , p. 165, no. 1076, pl. 73.
José María Faerna García-Bermejo. Joaquín Sorolla. Barcelona, 2000, p. 9, ill. and colorpl. 50, reproduces a photograph of the Sorolla y Bastida exhibition of 1909 in New York that includes this picture; mentions a photograph of Sorolla y Bastida painting this work.
Blanca Pons-Sorolla. Joaquín Sorolla, Vida y Obra. Madrid, 2001, pp. 236, 238, 239, 309 n. 62, p. 323, ill. and colorpl. 131, reproduces a photograph of Clotilde posing for this work as Sorolla y Bastida paints it.
Mark Roglán et al. Prelude to Spanish Modernism: Fortuny to Picasso. Exh. cat., Albuquerque Museum. Albuquerque, 2005, p. 200, colorpl. 37, gives the sitter's life dates as 1865–1925 in the text, and 1865–1929 in the caption; states that it was painted in the Sorolla home at Miguel Ángel Street in Madrid, with the artist's painting "Meditation" in the background.
Facundo Tomás et al., ed. Epistolarios de Joaquín Sorolla. Vol. 1, Correspondencia con Pedro Gil Moreno de Mora. Barcelona, 2007, pp. 207–8, 272–74, nos. 200, 316–17, ill.
José Luis Díez and Javier Barón in Joaquín Sorolla, 1863–1923. Ed. José Luis Díez and Javier Barón. Exh. cat., Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, 2009, pp. 35, 87.
Carlos G. Navarro in Joaquín Sorolla, 1863–1923. Ed. José Luis Díez and Javier Barón. Exh. cat., Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, 2009, p. 210, notes that "Praying Saint" (Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid), depicted behind Clotilde, was a treasured painting always hung in the artist's home.
José Luis Díez in Joaquín Sorolla, 1863–1923. Ed. José Luis Díez and Javier Barón. Exh. cat., Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, 2009, pp. 283, 352–54, 380, no. 54, ill. (color), notes that Clotilde was Sorolla's favorite model, adding that many of her portraits, including this one, were intended for public display; reproduces a charcoal drawing (present location unknown) showing an alternate pose.
Blanca Pons-Sorolla in Joaquín Sorolla, 1863–1923. Ed. José Luis Díez and Javier Barón. Exh. cat., Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, 2009, p. 493.