Alfred Robaut. L'Œuvre de Corot: Catalogue raisonné et illustré. [reprint 1965]. Paris, 1905, vol. 2, pp. 318–19, no. 1042, ill., dates it 1850–60.
John La Farge. The Higher Life in Art. New York, 1908, unpaginated, ill.
E. Waldmann. "Art in America—Modern French Pictures: Some American Collections." Burlington Magazine 17 (April 1910), p. 65.
August F. Jaccaci. "Figure Pieces of Corot in America: I." Art in America 1 (April 1913), pp. 82, 87, fig. 9.
"Pictures in Sir William Van Horne's Collection." New York Times Magazine (September 19, 1915), p. 21.
C. Bernheim de Villers. Corot: Peintre de figures. Paris, 1930, p. 56, no. 139, ill.
Seymour de Ricci. "L'Incendie dans la collection de Sir William Horne." Beaux-Arts (May 14, 1933), p. 4 [see Ref. Rishel 2009].
Charles Wasserman. "Canada's Finest Art Collection." Mayfair 26 (October 1952), ill. p. 53 [see Ref. Rishel 2009].
R. H. Hubbard. European Paintings in Canadian Collections: II. Modern Schools. Toronto, 1962, p. 151.
Catherine Barnett. "A Very Private View: Inside Walter Annenberg's Personal Paradise." Art & Antiques 6 (March 1989), pp. 96, 99, ill. (color), calls it the earliest painting in the Annenberg collection and dates it between 1850 and 1860.
Janet M. Brooke. Discerning Tastes: Montreal Collectors, 1880–1920. Exh. cat., Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Montreal, 1989, p. 19 n. 31, pp. 73–74, 184, no. 255, figs. 4 (installation view) and 34.
Joseph J. Rishel in Masterpieces of Impressionism & Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection. Ed. Colin B. Bailey, Joseph J. Rishel, and Mark Rosenthal. Exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, 1991, pp. 2–3, 130, ill. (color and black and white), dates it 1850–60; tentatively suggests that this picture depicts the eldest daughter of Mme Edouard Delalain, a friend of the artist.
Jérôme Coignard. "Le Salon de peinture de Mr. et Mrs. Annenberg." Beaux arts no. 92 (July–August 1991), p. 65.
Michael Pantazzi in Corot. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1996, p. 406.
Gary Tinterow in "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1999–2000." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 58 (Fall 2000), pp. 42–43, ill. (color), dates it about 1860–64; notes the girl's resemblance to Emma Dobigny, later one of Corot's favorite models.
Joseph J. Rishel in Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection. Ed. Susan Alyson Stein and Asher Ethan Miller. 4th rev. ed. [1st ed., 1989]. New York, 2009, pp. 2–6, no. 1, ill. (color), dates it 1860–64.