Alfred Robaut. L'Œuvre de Corot: Catalogue raisonné et illustré. [reprint 1965]. Paris, 1905, vol. 2, pp. 12–13, no. 19, ill., vol. 4, p. 223, as "Ville-d'Avray.—Bords de l'étang près de la proprieté Corot"; dates it about 1823–24; identifies the figures at left as the artist's mother and sister; notes that the Italian poplar on the same side, rising above the horizon, marks the edge of the Corot property.
Selected 19th Century Paintings & Works on Paper. Exh. cat., Artemis Fine Arts, Inc. New York, 1997, unpaginated, no. 5, ill. (color), as "Ville d'Avray—Banks of the Stream near the Corot Property"; medium erroneously described as oil on panel; dates it about 1823, and notes that it was painted while the artist was a student of Jean-Victor Bertin.
Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. New York, 2011, p. 112, no. 33, ill. (color), calls it "Banks of a Stream near the Corot Estate, Ville d'Avray".