Tableaux et dessins des dix-huitième et dix-neuvième siècles. Exh. cat., Thierry Mercier-Hubert Duchemin-Frédérick Chanoit. Paris, 1995, p. 18, no. 7, ill. p. 19 and in color on cover, mistakenly identifies this picture, rather than the larger version in the Musée Girodet, Montargis, as the work included in Girodet's studio sale of 1825 and listed by Coupin in 1829; notes that the figure represented is actually a Persian.
Gary Tinterow. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1997–1998." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 56 (Fall 1998), p. 40, ill. (color), notes that it was the Montargis picture that was included in Girodet's studio sale of 1825; comments that the richly-colored costume is Ottoman, not Indian.
"La Chronique des arts: principales acquisitions des musées en 1998." Gazette des beaux-arts, 6th per., 133 (March 1999), p. 60, no. 224, ill.
Sylvain Bellenger in Sylvain Bellenger. Girodet, 1767–1824. Exh. cat., Musée du Louvre. Paris, 2006, pp. 384, 387, no. 83, ill. (color).