Karl Madsen. Malerier af Johan Thomas Lundbye. Copenhagen, 1931, pp. 8–9, 73, fig. 4, locates it in the collection of Generalkonsul Johan Hansen; erroneously lists it as KM 38 (the version in the Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen).
Henrik Bramsen. Landskabsmaleriet i Danmark, 1750–1875. Copenhagen, 1935, p. 77, refers to one of the versions of this composition.
Karl Madsen. Johan Thomas Lundbye: 1818–1848. Ed. Viggo Madsen and Risse See. 2nd rev. ed. Copenhagen, 1949, pp. 78, 327, 399–400, no. 38a, ill., dates it "1837?".
Selected 19th Century Paintings & Works on Paper. Exh. cat., Artemis Fine Arts, Inc. New York, 1997, unpaginated, no. 7, ill. (color), dates it about 1837; cites the influence of Købke; translates inscription on a related drawing, previously cited in Ref. Madsen 1949.
Suzanne Ludvigsen. Danish Paintings of the Golden Age. Exh. cat., Artemis Fine Arts, Inc. New York, 1999, unpaginated, no. 28, ill. (color), compares it to the Copenhagen version, noting that in our picture the dog has been emphasized and the huntsman appears more thoughtful; calls both versions forerunners of Lundbye's "A Landscape beside Lake Arresø, with a View of the Flying Sand Hills at Tisvilde" (Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen).
John Russell. "Art Review; Golden Days for Painting in Denmark." New York Times (May 14, 1999), p. E38.
Jennifer Tonkovich in The Thaw Collection: Master Drawings and Oil Sketches, Acquisitions Since 1994. Exh. cat., Pierpont Morgan Library. New York, 2002, pp. 230–31, no. 107, ill. (color), notes that Lundbye's family moved to Frederiksvaerk, near Lake Arresø, in 1836, and that this picture was probably painted during one of his visits there in 1837; suggests that the hunter may be one of the artist's six brothers; mentions the influence of Caspar David Friedrich and Johan Christian Clausen Dahl.
Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 134, no. 97, ill. (color), calls it "An Evening Beside Lake Arresø" and dates it about 1837.