Michael Brenson. "Met Museum Given Major Private Collection." New York Times (August 25, 1982), p. C18.
Joan M. Marter in American Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Thayer Tolles. Vol. 2, A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born between 1865 and 1885. New York and New Haven, 2001, pp. 665–67, no. 307, ill.
Virginia Budny. "Gaston Lachaise's American Venus: The Genesis and Evolution of 'Elevation'." American Art Journal 34/35 (2003/ 2004), pp. 62–143, fig. 1 (not this cast); MMA cast, pp. 127–28, 143 n. 163, notes that in November 1923, Scofield Thayer purchased the option to have the plaster version of this sculpture cast in bronze, which he ordered in October 1924; further states that the cast intended for Thayer was made in 1927 but given by Lachaise to his wife (now owned by the Art Institute of Chicago); clarifies that the MMA version is the third cast, made in 1930 for Erhard Weyhe but not delivered.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide. New York, 2012, p. 404, ill. (color).