Ragnar Hoppe. "Moderna Franska Måstare i Stockholm." Konstrevy (1930), p. 23, ill. p. 15, as in the collection of Paul Toll.
Bo G. Wennberg. Mitt bästa konstverk. Malmö, 1942, p. 109, ill. p. 102.
P[aul]. A[ndré]. Lemoisne. Degas et son œuvre. [reprint 1984]. Paris, [1946–49], vol. 2, pp. 42, 44–45, no. 87, ill., calls it "Femme sur une terrasse (Jeune femme et ibis)" and dates it 1861; tentatively suggests that it may be a study for "Sémiramis Building Babylon" (about 1860–62; Musée d'Orsay, Paris; L82).
Fiorella Minervino in L'opera completa di Degas. Milan, 1970, p. 90, no. 98, ill., dates it 1861.
Theodore Reff. The Notebooks of Edgar Degas: A Catalogue of the Thirty-Eight Notebooks in the Bibliothèque Nationale and Other Collections. Oxford, 1976, vol. 1, pp. 68–69 (notebook 11, pp. 4, 39), p. 93 (notebook 18, p. 24), identifies possible studies for this picture in notebook 11 (November 1857–August 1858) and notebook 18 (1859–64) [reproduced in vol. 2, notebook 11, p. 39; notebook 18, p. 25].
Henri Loyrette. Degas e l'Italia. Exh. cat., Villa Medici. [Rome], 1984, pp. 20–21, 100, 205, fig. 1, notes that it was originally inspired by Hippolyte Flandrin's "Dreaming" (1855; unknown location); identifies a sketch of drapery on the verso of a drawing of a veiled woman (MMA 1980.200) as a study for this picture; comments that the ibis also appear in sketches for "Semiramis Building Babylon" (Orsay) and were added to this picture in order to test the effect of their red hues in a similar composition.
John Russell. "Art: Met Favorites, Outdoors and In." New York Times (July 31, 1987), p. C28, notes that it is on summer loan to the MMA.
Henri Loyrette in Degas. Exh. cat., Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris. New York, 1988, pp. 38, 49, 91, 96–97, no. 39, ill. (color), as "'Woman on a Terrace,' also called 'Young Woman and Ibis'"; dates it 1857–58, during Degas's second stay in Rome, and reworked about 1860–62, while Degas worked on "Semiramis Building Babylon" (Orsay); notes that Degas added the background, flowers, and red ibis after 1858, perhaps at the suggestion of Gustave Moreau; comments that it was sold in 1918 as part of Degas's collection of works by other artists.
Richard Thomson. "The Degas Exhibition at the Grand Palais." Burlington Magazine 130 (April 1988), p. 297.
Richard Thomson. "The Degas Exhibition in Ottawa and New York." Burlington Magazine 131 (April 1989), p. 295 n. 6, suggests the influence of the "Thousand and One Nights".
Frank Milner. Degas. London, 1990, pp. 28–29, ill. (color), as "'Woman on a Terrace' (also called 'Young Woman and Ibis')"; states that the vaguely Middle Eastern setting suggests that the woman may be in a harem; notes that when this picture was first discovered in Degas's studio after his death, it "was believed by many to be by another hand, so different is it from his other work".
Stephen Jones in Frederic Leighton, 1830–1896. Exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts, London. New York, 1996, p. 59, fig. 33, as "Young Woman and Ibis (Woman on a Terrace)"; dates it 1857–58, reworked 1860–62; compares it to Leighton's "Odalisque" (1862; private collection).
Stephen Jones. "Frederic, Lord Leighton." Magazine Antiques 149 (February 1996), p. 298, colorpl. VI.
Olivier Bonfait and Antoinette Le Normand-Romain. French Artists in Rome: Ingres to Degas, 1803–1873. Ed. Roger Diederen. Exh. cat., Dahesh Museum of Art. New York, 2003, pp. 59, 62, ill. (color), call it "'Woman on a Terrace' or 'Young Woman and Ibis'"; date it 1857–58, reworked about 1860–62.
Bruno Foucart in Maestà di Roma, da Napoleone all'unità d'Italia: D'Ingres à Degas, les artistes français à Rome. Ed. Olivier Bonfait. Exh. cat., Villa Medici, Rome. [Milan], 2003, p. 363, fig. 4.
Paula Marantz Cohen. "Licked But Far from Finished." Times Literary Supplement (October 10, 2003), p. 21.
Michael Kimmelman. "Young, French and Under Rome's Spell." New York Times (September 5, 2003), p. C29, ill. p. C27 (color).
Maria Teresa Benedetti in Degas: Classico e moderno. Ed. Maria Teresa Benedetti. Exh. cat., Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome. Milan, 2004, pp. 192–93, no. 6, ill. (color).
Gary Tinterow in "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2008–2010." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 68 (Fall 2010), pp. 56–57, ill. (color).
Philippe Saunier in Edgar Degas. Ed. Philippe Saunier. Exh. cat., Yokohama Museum of Art. [Tokyo], 2010, pp. 46–47, 202, 236, no. 15, ill. (color), compares it to the work of Albert Joseph Moore.