Van Gogh—Mappe. Munich, 1912, pl. 7, as "Die Frau am Herd" on list of plates, and as "Am Herd" on plate itself.
Louis Piérard. The Tragic Life of Vincent van Gogh. London, 1925, ill. opp. p. 31, as "Brabançonne Peasant" [French ed., Paris, 1924].
Paul Colin. Van Gogh. London, 1926, pl. 4, as "The Pancakes" [French ed., Paris, 1925].
J.-B. de La Faille. L'Oeuvre de Vincent van Gogh: Catalogue Raisonné. Paris, 1928, vol. 1, p. 55, no. 176; vol. 2, pl. 43, as "Devant l'âtre".
Walther Vanbeselaere. De Hollandsche Periode (1880–1885) in het Werk van Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). Antwerp, 1937, pp. 300, 416, no. 176, as "Boerin bij den Haard," in the collection of Eugène Blot, Paris; dates it September 1885.
J.-B. de La Faille. Vincent van Gogh. London, , pp. 146, 568, 575, 586, no. 174, ill., as "By the Fire-Place" [sic], in the Levy-Hermanos collection, Paris; dates it Nuenen period 1885.
Georg Schmidt. Van Gogh. Bern, 1947, pl. 3, as "Kochende Bäuerin," in the Levy-Hermanos collection, Paris; dates it Nuenen 1885.
Paul Gachet. Vincent van Gogh aux "Indépendants". Paris, 1953, unpaginated.
Paolo Lecaldano. "Da Etten a Parigi." L'opera pittorica completa di Van Gogh e i suoi nessi grafici. 1, repr. [1st ed., 1966]. Milan, 1977, pp. 104–5, no. 174, ill., as in the Hays collection, Norwalk, Conn.; dates it May 1885; calls F1288 (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam) a study.
J.-B. de La Faille. The Works of Vincent van Gogh: His Paintings and Drawings. Amsterdam, 1970, pp. 95, 99, 435–36, 453–54, 618, no. 176, ill., as "Peasant Woman by the Fireplace," in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Hays; dates it May 1885 or slightly later; states that it was painted at Nuenen; lists other works depicting the same model and interior.
Jan Hulsker. The Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches. [1st ed., Amsterdam, 1977]. New York, 1980, pp. 178–79, no. 799, ill., as "Woman Baking Pancakes," formerly [sic] collection Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Hays; states that it is closely related to drawings dating from the beginning of June 1885 and done in connection with work on "The Potato Eaters" (F82; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam).
Roland Scotti. Die "Internationale Kunst–Ausstellung" 1907 in Mannheim. Mannheim, 1985, pp. 37, 42, states that it was exhibited at Mannheim 1907 as "Garköchin"; reproduces the first, provisional edition of the exhibition catalogue, which includes no. 1076 "Köchin"; notes that this was one of seven Van Goghs that remained in the exhibition, even after hostile reviews in the press.
Gary Tinterow in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1984–1985. New York, 1985, p. 27, ill., as "Peasant Woman Cooking Pancakes"; dates it late spring 1885; compares it to "The Potato Eaters" (F82; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam).
Walter Feilchenfeldt. Vincent van Gogh & Paul Cassirer, Berlin: The Reception of Van Gogh in Germany from 1901 to 1914. Zwolle, The Netherlands, 1988, pp. 84, 145.
Jan Hulsker. The New Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches. rev. ed. Amsterdam, 1996, pp. 178, 182, no. 799, ill. p. 179, as "Woman Baking Pancakes".
Sjraar van Heugten. "Nuenen, 1883–1885." Vincent van Gogh, Drawings. 2, Amsterdam, 1997, pp. 192–94 n. 3, p. 268, relates it to a series of drawings depicting women by the hearth, in particular a sketch in the Kröller–Müller Museum (not in F, JH 796) that he dates August 1885, assigning the MMA picture to that same period or to the preceding spring.
Teio Meedendorp in The Paintings of Vincent van Gogh in the Collection of the Kröller-Müller Museum. Otterlo, 2003, p. 418 n. 4.
Susan Alyson Stein in The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1800–1920. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. New York, 2007, pp. 146, 218, no. 107, ill. (color and black and white).
Marije Vellekoop, and Roelie Zwikker, with the assistance of Monique Hageman. "Arles, Saint-Rémy & Auvers-sur-Oise, 1888–90." Vincent van Gogh, Drawings. 4, Zwolle, The Netherlands, 2007, part 2, p. 388 n. 1.
Jill Elyse Grossvogel. Claude-Emile Schuffenecker: Catalogue Raisonné, Supplement. Chicago, 2008, p. 40.