Catalogue of the Collection of Foreign and American Paintings Owned by Mr. George A. Hearn. New York, 1908, pp. xi, 49, pl. 56, as "Road through the Forest" by John Crome.
"The Gift of Mr. George A. Hearn." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 5 (May 1910), p. 105, as "Landscape", by John Crome.
"Complete List of Accessions." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 5 (May 1910), p. 129, as "Landscape", by John Crome, Senior.
P[ercy]. M[oore]. Turner. "Pictures of the English School in New York." Burlington Magazine 22 (February 1913), p. 270, states that this landscape, "whilst being an obvious English production," is not by Crome or anyone else of the Norwich group, but might be a late work of Benjamin Parker [sic, for Barker].
Percy Moore Turner. Letter to Margaretta M. Salinger. March 20, 1931, notes that he had meant to suggest Benjamin Barker, brother of Thomas Barker of Bath [see Ref. 1913].
Miklos Rajnai. Letter to Theodore Rousseau. January 5, 1965, judging from the photograph, rejects the attribution to Crome.
Evelyn Joll. Letter to John Brealey. May 2, 1977, feels certain that it is not by Crome, nor necessarily of the Norwich school.
Mitchell Owens. "Design Notebook: At the Met, Britannia Rules Again." New York Times (July 6, 1995), ill. p. C6 (view of the Aitken Gallery).
Katharine Baetjer. British Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1575–1875. New York, 2009, pp. 208–9, no. 104, ill. (color).