George Williams Fulcher. Life of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. London, 1856, p. 227, lists a portrait of a lady in a white satin dress and blue mantle edged with fur, 21 by 26 in., in the collection of Sir W. Holburne, Bt.—possibly this picture.
Engravings from the Works of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. by J. Scott, G. H. Every, G. Sanders, and Other Eminent Engravers. London, n.d. [ca. 1880], unpaginated, no. 103, ill., as Miss Sparrow, from the original picture in the possession of Louis Huth, an engraving by G. H. Every published by Henry Graves & Co. of 6 Pall Mall in 1870.
Walter Armstrong. Gainsborough & His Place in English Art. London, 1898, p. 202 [popular ed., New York, 1904, p. 279], as Miss Sparrow, half-length, in an oval, 30 x 25 in., in the collection of L. Huth.
Armand Dayot and Claude Phillips. Maîtres du XVIIIe siècle: Cents portraits de femmes des écoles anglaise et française. Paris, 1910, p. 6, ill. opp. p. 6, as Miss Sparrow.
C. H. Collins Baker. British Painting. London, 1933, p. 279, as Miss Sparrow.
E[llis]. K. Waterhouse. "Preliminary Check List of Portraits by Thomas Gainsborough." Walpole Society 33 (1948–50), p. 100, as Miss Sparrow, dating from the later 1770s.
Ellis Waterhouse. Gainsborough. London, 1958, p. 90, no. 626, as Miss Sparrow, probably from the later 1770s.
Howard Hibbard. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1980, pp. 378, 384, fig. 679 (color).
Katharine Baetjer. British Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1575–1875. New York, 2009, pp. 96–98, no. 42, ill. (color).