André Pératé and Gaston Brière. Collections Georges Hoentschel. Vol. 3, XVIIIe siècle. Paris, 1908, p. 23, pl. XCIX, as "Jeux d'enfants" by Jacob de Wit; date it about 1742–43; suggest that it is a sketch for a larger decoration.
Nicole Hoentschel et al. Georges Hoentschel. Saint-Rémy-en-l'Eau, 1999, ill. pp. 195, 198 (gallery installations), reproduces photographs of it hanging in Hoentschel's gallery on Boulevard Flandrin.
Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 2, pp. 852, 960–62, no. 221, colorpl. 221, states that it is in De Wit's style "but falls well below his level of quality"; notes that it "does appear to be Dutch, and to date from the eighteenth century".