H. O. Havemeyer Collection: Catalogue of Paintings, Prints, Sculpture and Objects of Art. n.p., 1931, p. 61, ill., as by Corneille de Lyon.
Charles Sterling. "XV–XVIII Centuries." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of French Paintings. 1, Cambridge, Mass., 1955, p. 36, ill., comments on the portrait's high quality and attributes it to Corneille himself; dates it 1540–50 on the basis of the costume.
Louisine W. Havemeyer. Sixteen to Sixty: Memoirs of a Collector. 3rd ed. [1st ed. 1930, repr. 1961]. New York, 1993, pp. 263, 339 n. 393.
Gretchen Wold in Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1993, p. 306, no. A97, ill.
Anne Dubois de Groër. Corneille de La Haye dit Corneille de Lyon. Paris, 1996, pp. 232–33, no. 155, ill., observes that the best portraits of Corneille are often unique representations of simple people and finds this depiction of "an inhabitant of Lyon, plump and pleased with himself" more animated than many of the artist's court portraits.