H[enri]. Pauwels. "Nieuwe Toeschrijvingen aan M. Stomer." Gentse Bijdragen tot de Kunstgeschiedenis 15 (1954), p. 233, fig. 1, attributes it to Stom and mentions that it has recently been cleaned; as in the collection of Benedict Nicolson, London.
Benedict Nicolson. The International Caravaggesque Movement. Oxford, 1979, p. 96 [2nd ed., rev. and enl. by Luisa Vertova, "Caravaggism in Europe," Turin, 1989, vol. 1, p. 187; vol. 3, pl. 1527], lists it as "Old Woman Telling Beads" by Stom, formerly in the collection of Benedict Nicolson, London.
Walter A. Liedtke in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1980–1981. New York, 1981, pp. 43–44, ill.
Dennis P. Weller. Sinners & Saints, Darkness and Light: Caravaggio and His Dutch and Flemish Followers. Exh. cat., North Carolina Museum of Art. Raleigh, 1998, p. 203, fig. 1, under no. 39; p. 235, no. 9, ill., dates it about 1635–40.
Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 1, p. x; vol. 2, pp. 744, 849–51, no. 198, colorpl. 198, dates it to the late 1630s or early 1640s.