Gary Tinterow in "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1996–1997." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 55 (Fall 1997), p. 49, ill.
, notes that it was designed for a private collector, and created in Granet's studio from an oil sketch (Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence) that was painted at the site.
Asher Ethan Miller in Masterpieces of European Painting, 1800–1920, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, pp. 19, 261, no. 17, ill. (color and black and white).
Asher Ethan Miller. "The Path of Nature: French Paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785–1850." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 70 (Winter 2013), p. 23, fig. 25 (color).