The Art Treasures of America. reprint, 1977. New York, 1879, vol. 1, pp. 133–34, calls it "Young Girl of Albano at the Fountain" in the text and "Girl of Albano at the Fountain" in the list of works in Miss Wolfe's collection.
Cicerone. "Private Galleries: Collection of Miss Catharine L. Wolfe." Art Amateur 2 (March 1880), p. 76.
"The Fine Arts: Recent Gifts to the Metropolitan Museum." Critic (April 16, 1887), p. 194, as "Girl of the Roman Campagna at a Fountain".
Catalogue of the Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1898, p. 158, no. 528, notes that it was painted to order.
Arthur Hoeber. The Treasures of The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York. New York, 1899, p. 82.
D[aniel]. Cady Eaton. A Handbook of Modern French Painting. New York, 1909, p. 270, calls it "A Girl at a Fountain".
Léonce Bénédite. "Léon Bonnat (1833–1922)." Gazette des beaux-arts, 5th ser., 7 (January 1923), p. 8, calls it "Petite Romaine à la fontaine".
Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. "XIX Century." French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2, New York, 1966, pp. 188–89, ill., as "A Roman Girl at a Fountain"; note that when this picture was made, Bonnat was focusing more on portraits than genre paintings; surmise that Wolfe may have suggested the subject matter.
Gary A. Reynolds in Walter Gay: A Retrospective. Exh. cat., Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University. New York, 1980, pp. 21, 27, under no. 9, fig. 8, calls it "Roman Girl at the Fountain" and compares it to Walter Gay's "Young Woman in a Garden" (1878; collection J. V. Hawn).
Rebecca A. Rabinow. "Catharine Lorillard Wolfe: The First Woman Benefactor of the Metropolitan Museum." Apollo 147 (March 1998), p. 50, fig. 4 (color), calls it one of Wolfe's favorite paintings; remarks that Wolfe probably commissioned it in 1873 and that after it was delivered in 1875, the picture hung in her library.