Maurice Joyant. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864–1901. Vol. 1, Peintre. Paris, 1926, p. 275.
Pierre Mac Orlan. Lautrec, peintre de la lumière froide. Paris, 1934, pp. 119–20, mentions that Warrener was one of the many friends portrayed by Lautrec.
H. Granville Fell. "Early Spring Exhibitions—Toulouse-Lautrec in Bond Street." Connoisseur 93 (March 1934), p. 203, mentions it as one of Lautrec's important paintings being exhibited at Knoedler.
"Paintings and Drawings by Toulouse Lautrec at Messrs. Knoedlers' Galleries." Apollo 19 (March 1934), p. 165, ill., states that it has never before been exhibited.
French Impressionists and After. Exh. cat., New York Carroll Carstairs. New York, 1935, unpaginated, no. 11, calls the medium essence, dates it 1892, and places it formerly in the Warrener collection; identifies the two women as Rayon d'Or and La Sauterelle of the Moulin Rouge; remarks that there is a sketch of Warrener's head in the Albi Museum (Dortu no. P.426).
Mary Morsell. "Carstairs Plans Delightful Show of French Works: Oils, Pastels and Drawings to be Shown . . ." Art News 34 (December 14, 1935), pp. 3, 6, ill. on cover, mistakenly calls it a pastel; describes the composition, crediting the influence of Japanese prints.
"Works by Lautrec and Gauguin Recently Sold." Art News 34 (February 1, 1936), p. 7, states that the painting was "recently bought by Durand-Ruel and immediately sold by them" to a "well known 'artist and collector'".
Harry B. Wehle. "A Loan of Paintings." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 31 (October 1936), p. 209.
Jacques Lassaigne. Toulouse-Lautrec. London, 1939, p. 166, no. 86, ill. p. 86.
S. Rocheblave. French Painting, XIXth Century. New York, 1941, ill. p. 111.
Harry B. Wehle. "The de Groot Collection." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 6 (June 1948), pp. 264, 271, ill.
Douglas Cooper. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. New York, 1956, p. 14, ill.
Claude Roger-Marx. Le vrai visage de Toulouse-Lautrec. Paris, 1957, p. 99.
Fritz Novotny. Toulouse-Lautrec. London, 1969, p. 186, under no. 36, calls it an oil sketch for the color lithograph.
André Fermigier. Toulouse-Lautrec. New York, 1969, p. 89.
M. G. Dortu. Toulouse-Lautrec et son œuvre. New York, 1971, vol. 1, p. 134; vol. 2, pp. 256–57, no. P.425, ill., dates it 1892 and calls it a study for the lithograph.
Philippe Huisman and M. G. Dortu. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Milan, 1971, colorpl. 3.
G. M. Sugana in The Complete Paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec. London, 1973, p. 106, no. 301a, ill.
Richard Wood and Elizabeth Ogborn in William Tom Warrener, 1861–1934: "L'Anglais au Moulin Rouge". Exh. cat., Usher Gallery. [Lincoln], 1974, unpaginated, no. 42, ill. on front cover (cropped).
Götz Adriani. Toulouse-Lautrec: Das gesamte graphische Werk. Cologne, 1976, p. 39, 254, under no. 4, ill. p. 40, dates it 1892 and mistakenly calls the sitter Warner.
Richard Thomson. Toulouse-Lautrec. London, 1977, p. 61, under no. 34.
Richard Shone. Toulouse-Lautrec. New York, 1977, unpaginated, under no. 20.
Charles F. Stuckey in Toulouse-Lautrec: Paintings. Ed. Charles F. Stuckey. Exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, 1979, p. 26, fig. 15.
Douglas Cooper. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. New York, 1982, p. 14, ill.
Charles S. Moffett. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pp. 11, 236–37, ill. (color, overall and detail).
Wolfgang Wittrock. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Images of the 1890s. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1985, pp. 94, 98, no. 4, colorpl. 4, contrasts it to different states of the lithograph.
Gary Tinterow et al. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 8, Modern Europe. New York, 1987, p. 73, colorpl. 50.
Pierre Gassier. T-Lautrec. Exh. cat., Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Martigny, 1987, p. 120, ill.
Colta Ives. "French Prints in the Era of Impressionism and Symbolism." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 46 (Summer 1988), p. 50, ill. (color).
Götz Adriani Royal Academy of Arts. Toulouse-Lautrec, The Complete Graphic Works: A Catalogue Raisonné. London, 1988, p. 30, under no. 7.
Susan Alyson Stein in Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: French Art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. Exh. cat., Yokohama Museum of Art. [Tokyo], 1989, p. 155, no. 100, ill. (color).
Gale B. Murray, ed. Toulouse-Lautrec: A Retrospective. New York, 1992, colorpl. 52.
Danièle Devynck. Toulouse-Lautrec. [Paris], , pp. 25–26, ill. (color).
Gilles Néret. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864–1901. Ed. Ingo F. Walther. New York, 1995, pp. 91, 196, ill. p. 78 (color) [German ed., 1994].
Colta Ives. Toulouse-Lautrec in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1996, pp. 23, 32, 61, fig. 32 (color), dates it 1892.
Hilton Kramer. "Super-realist Toulouse-Lautrec." Art & Antiques 19 (September 1996), p. 118, ill.
Richard Thomson in Vincent van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard. Exh. cat., Saint Louis Art Museum. St. Louis, 2001, pp. 95, 244, ill. p. 97 (color), cites it in discussing the growth of Paris as a tourist destination and this setting of the Moulin Rouge.
Anne Hollander. Fabric of Vision: Dress and Drapery in Painting. Exh. cat., National Gallery. London, 2002, pp. 147–48, 202, no. 50, fig. 109 (color).
Richard Thomson in Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2005, pp. 112–13, 256, fig. 141 (color), notes that in comparison to Lautrec's first portrait study of Warrener, his expression becomes "more hard-bitten and lecherous" in this picture.
Masterpieces of European Painting, 1800–1920, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, pp. 185, 308, no. 172, ill. (color and black and white).
Marnie P. Stark in Annette Dixon. The Dancer: Degas, Forain, Toulouse-Lautrec. Exh. cat., Portland Art Museum. Portland, Oreg., 2008, p. 180.
Per Hedström in Toulouse-Lautrec. Exh. cat., Nationalmuseum. Stockholm, 2008, p. 22.