Théodore Duret. Histoire d'Édouard Manet et de son œuvre. Paris, 1902, p. 263, no. 275, includes it among paintings of 1880–83, as in the collection of Max Liebermann, Berlin.
Étienne Moreau-Nélaton. Manuscrit de l'œuvre d'Édouard Manet, peinture et pastels. , unpaginated, no. 288 [Département des Estampes, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris].
Théodore Duret. Manet and the French Impressionists. 2nd ed. [1st ed. 1910]. London, 1912, p. 243, no. 275.
A. Tabarant. Manet, histoire catalographique. Paris, 1931, p. 372, no. 322.
Paul Jamot and Georges Wildenstein. Manet. Paris, 1932, vol. 1, p. 168, no. 397; vol. 2, fig. 57.
Walter Feilchenfeldt. Letter to Dr. Wartmann. May 2, 1933 [published in "Max Liebermann und die französischen Impressionisten," Düsseldorf, 1997, p. 239], lists it among the pictures that Max Liebermann is leaving in Zurich for safe-keeping.
Gotthard Jedlicka. Édouard Manet. Zürich, 1941, ill. opp. p. 301.
A. Tabarant. Manet et ses œuvres. 4th ed. (1st. ed. 1942). Paris, 1947, pp. 385, 542, no. 347, fig. 347.
Drawings from the Collection of Curtis O. Baer. Exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum. Cambridge, Mass., 1958, p. 60, under no. 48, publishes a related drawing.
Sandra Orienti in The Complete Paintings of Manet. New York, 1967, p. 113, no. 309, ill.
Germain Bazin. Édouard Manet. Milan, 1972, p. 81, ill. [French ed., 1974].
Karl-Heinz Janda and Annegret Janda. "Max Liebermann als Kunstsammler." Forschungen und Berichte 15 (1973), pp. 106, 122 n. 65, p. 135, no. 64.
Denis Rouart and Daniel Wildenstein. Édouard Manet, catalogue raisonné. Paris, 1975, vol. 1, pp. 264–65, no. 345, ill.; vol. 2, p. 152, under no. 409.
Naomi E. Maurer in Toulouse-Lautrec: Paintings. Exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, 1979, pp. 150–51, ill., compares it to portraits of women in gardens by Toulouse-Lautrec and Renoir.
Charles F. Stuckey in Toulouse-Lautrec: Paintings. Ed. Charles F. Stuckey. Exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, 1979, p. 158.
Eric M. Zafran. Master Drawings from Titian to Picasso: The Curtis O. Baer Collection. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington. Atlanta, 1985, p. 140, fig. 24.
Colin B. Bailey 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. 10–11, 134, ill. (color and black and white), discusses several preparatory works for this picture as well as a possibly related portrait of Manet's mother, executed at the same time (location unknown; RW1346).
Jérôme Coignard. "Le Salon de peinture de Mr. et Mrs. Annenberg." Beaux arts no. 92 (July–August 1991), pp. 65, 72.
Gary Tinterow. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1997–1998." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 56 (Fall 1998), pp. 5, 48–49, ill. (color), notes the recent acquisition of one of several preparatory drawings for this painting (MMA 1998.106); calls it more of a genre scene than a portrait.
Ira Berkow. "Jewels in the Desert." Art News 97 (May 1998), ill. p. 148 (color, installation photo).
Melissa De Medeiros. "The Document as Voice: The Manet Archive of the Pierpont Morgan Library." Master's thesis, Hunter College, City University of New York, 2002, vol. 2, pp. 149, 167.
Colin B. Bailey 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. 16–21, no. 5, ill. (color), frontispiece (color detail).
Martin Faass in Verlorene Schätze: Die Kunstsammlung von Max Liebermann. Ed. Martin Faass. Berlin, 2013, p. 38, discusses it among the artworks Max Liebermann placed in his music room.
Angelika Wesenberg in Verlorene Schätze: Die Kunstsammlung von Max Liebermann. Ed. Martin Faass. Berlin, 2013, pp. 43, 47, quotes Max Liebermann's letter of October 31, 1897 to Max Linde in which he ironically calls it "eine Dame oder richtiger einen Strohhut im Grünen" (A Woman, or rather, A Straw Hat Outdoors).
Karl-Heinz Janda, Annegret Janda, and Monika Tatzkow in Verlorene Schätze: Die Kunstsammlung von Max Liebermann. Ed. Martin Faass. Berlin, 2013, p. 173, no. 113, ill. p. 173 (color), and fig. 68 (photograph of the painting hanging in Liebermann's music room), quote Max Liebermann's letter to Durand-Ruel of October 31, 1897, regarding its acquisition, and state that it left the Liebermann/Riezler Depot at the Kunsthaus Zürich on January 24, 1938; note that it was among the fourteen works on deposit under the title "Frau im Garten, Halbfigur" (Woman in Garden, Half-Figure).
Verlorene Schätze: Die Kunstsammlung von Max Liebermann. Ed. Martin Faass. Berlin, 2013, pp. 254–55, 268, ill. (diagram of photograph identifying pictures hanging in Liebermann's music room) and on cover (color, cropped), reproduces a letter from Walter Feilchenfeldt to Wilhelm Wartmann, then Director of the Kunsthaus Zurich, from May 2, 1933, with respect to the storage of fourteen paintings from the Liebermann collection, including this one as no. 5, "Frau Manet im Garten" (Madame Manet in the Garden); reproduces the deposit book for the paintings from the Kunsthaus Zurich, which includes it as "Frau im Garten, Halbfigur" (Woman in Garden, Half-figure).
Bärbel Hedinger in Max Liebermann: Die Kunstsammlung, Von Rembrandt bis Manet. Ed. Bärbel Hedinger et al. Munich, 2013, pp. 11, 19, 26, 34, 38 n. 106, p. 11 fig. 1 (in photograph of Liebermann from around 1930), states that it was forwarded to Käthe and Kurt Riezler in New York by the go-between Paul Cassirer even before the outbreak of World War II.
Michael Diers in Max Liebermann: Die Kunstsammlung, Von Rembrandt bis Manet. Ed. Bärbel Hedinger et al. Munich, 2013, p. 80, p. 79, fig. 1, SL109 (color).
Christina Feilchenfeldt in Max Liebermann: Die Kunstsammlung, Von Rembrandt bis Manet. Ed. Bärbel Hedinger et al. Munich, 2013, p. 119.
Max Liebermann: Die Kunstsammlung, Von Rembrandt bis Manet. Ed. Bärbel Hedinger et al. Munich, 2013, pp. 176, 184, 191, 196, 207, 273, 295 p. 144 fig. 1 (color), pp. 145, 250–51 (photographs of it hanging in Liebermann's music room around 1931), p. 236 (color), p. 273 SL109 (color), quote Liebermann letter to Max Linde, October 1897 (same as Wesenberg 2013); quote Liebermann letter to Adolf Jöhr, April 27, 1933, stating that he intends to exhibit his paintings (including this one) at the Kunsthaus Zürich; reproduce same letter from Feilchenfeldt to Wartmann from May 2, 1933, as in Faass, ed. 2013; provide a concordance in which it appears as both SL 109 and Janda 64.
Dorothee Hansen in Inventing Impressionism: Paul Durand-Ruel and the Modern Art Market. Ed. Sylvie Patry. Exh. cat., Musée du Luxembourg, Paris. London, 2015, pp. 158, 280–81 n. 42 [French ed., "Paul Durand-Ruel: le Pari de l'Impressionnisme," Paris, 2014, pp. 125, 223 n. 42].