Raymond Escholier. Henri Matisse. Paris, 1937, ill. p. 95, as "Figure devant les ponchettes," 1923.
James Thrall Soby. "Genesis of a Collection." Art in America 49, no. 1 (1961), p. 69, states that in 1931 and 1932 he bought a total of seven Matisses from the 1920s, often trading one for another, and eventually selling them all, adding "sometimes I regret having sold the Matisses".
Massimo Carrà. L'Opera di Matisse dall rivolta 'fauve' all'intimismo, 1904–1928. Milan, 1971, p. 102, no. 394, ill., dates it 1923.
Sophie Monneret. Matisse. Paris, 1994, p. 112, no. 426, ill., dates it 1923.
Sabine Rewald in "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 1994–1995." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 53 (Autumn 1995), p. 62, ill., dates it about 1921–23; identifies the model as Henriette.
Paolo Baldacci, ed. De Chirico, Max Ernst, Magritte, Balthus: A Look into the Invisible. Exh. cat., Palazzo Strozzi. Florence, 2010, pp. 242–43, describes this picture's exchange for two de Chirico paintings arranged between Soby and Pierre Matisse [photocopies of letters in archive file].