Arsène Alexandre. Collection Kélékian: Tableaux de l'école française moderne. Paris, 1920, unpaginated, pl. 58
, as previously in the collection of M. Jos Hessèle [sic].
François Fosca. Renoir. Paris, 1923, p. 62, pl. 30, tentatively dates it 1901.
Harry B. Wehle. Renoir: A Special Exhibition of His Paintings. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1937, unpaginated, no. 31, ill., dates it about 1880–82.
Alfred M. Frankfurter. Renoir, Centennial Loan Exhibition, 1841–1941. Exh. cat., Duveen Galleries. New York, 1941, p. 138, no. 34, ill. p. 56, dates it 1880–82.
Renoir. Exh. cat., New York Wildenstein. 1950, p. 41, no. 32, ill. p. 54, dates it 1881.
M. Roy Fisher. The Annenberg Collection. Exh. cat., Tate Gallery. London, 1969, unpaginated, no. 27, ill. (color), dates it 1881.
Elda Fezzi. L'opera completa di Renoir. [reprint ed., 1981]. Milan, 1972, pp. 111–12, no. 504, ill., dates it 1880–82.
Peter Mitchell. Great Flower Painters: Four Centuries of Floral Art. Woodstock, N.Y., 1973, p. 211, colorpl. 304.
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. 38–39, 153, ill. (color and black and white), dates it to the autumn of 1881 based on the autumnal colors and character of the flowers; suggests that it was painted either at the country house of Renoir's patron, Paul Bérard, at Wargemont in September or in Paris before Renoir left for Italy at the end of October; notes that Renoir found it easier to experiment with different color harmonies in flower paintings than in figure paintings; states that the composition follows the standard format for Renoir's flower pictures and mentions the influence of Fantin-Latour.
Rebecca A. Rabinow. "Modern Art Comes to the Metropolitan: The 1921 Exhibition of 'Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings'." Apollo 152 (October 2000), p. 12, fig. 9 (installation photo).
Richard Shone. The Janice H. Levin Collection of French Art. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2002, p. 67, fig. 31.
Guy-Patrice Dauberville, and Michel Dauberville, with Camille Fremontier-Murphy. Renoir: Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles. Vol. 1, 1858–1881. Paris, 2007, p. 129, no. 38, ill.
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. 115–18, no. 22, ill. (color).