Harry B. Wehle. "Some Italian Baroque Paintings." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 24 (July 1929), pp. 187, 190, ill. p. 188.
Arthur McComb. The Baroque Painters of Italy: An Introductory Historical Survey. Cambridge, Mass., 1934, pp. 84, 127, fig. 84.
G[iuseppe]. Fiocco in Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler. 32, Leipzig, 1938, p. 208, lists it as formerly in the collection of Stefan von Auspitz, apparently incorrectly.
Walter H. Siple. "An Unpublished Painting by Bernardo Strozzi." Bulletin of the Cincinnati Art Museum 9 (October 1938), pp. 114–15, suggests that it may be the version formerly in the Hirth collection, Berlin.
Harry B. Wehle. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of Italian, Spanish, and Byzantine Paintings. New York, 1940, p. 258, ill.
Luisa Mortari. "Su Bernardo Strozzi." Bollettino d'arte 40 (October–December 1955), p. 331.
Catalogus schilderijen tot 1800. Rotterdam, 1962, p. 136, under no. 2343a.
Luisa Mortari. Bernardo Strozzi. Rome, 1966, pp. 61, 96, 99, 102, 107, 154–55, 170, 185, fig. 367, dates it about 1635, during the artist's Venetian period.
Michael Milkovich. Bernardo Strozzi: Paintings and Drawings. Exh. cat., University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Binghamton. Binghamton, 1967, pp. 12, 78, no. 33, ill. p. 79, dates it about 1635.
Alfred Moir. The Italian Followers of Caravaggio. Cambridge, Mass., 1967, vol. 1, pp. 198, 201, 205; vol. 2, p. 108.
Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972, pp. 193, 261, 607.
Thomas Schlotterback in Five Thousand Years of Faces. Exh. cat., Bellevue Art Museum. Bellevue, Wash., 1983, unpaginated.
Maria Clelia Galassi in Bernardo Strozzi. Exh. cat., Palazzo Ducale, Genoa. Milan, 1995, p. 206, calls the version in Dresden the best of the series including the MMA and Raffaldini pictures, and believes it is close enough to Vouet's painting of David (Palazzo Bianco, Genoa) that it must have been painted in Genoa and then repeated in Venice.
Luisa Mortari. Bernardo Strozzi. Rome, 1995, pp. 190–92, no. 494, ill.
Fiorella Spadavecchia in Bernardo Strozzi. Exh. cat., Palazzo Ducale, Genoa. Milan, 1995, p. 226, finds the series to which the MMA painting belongs particularly close to Caravaggio.
Camillo Manzitti. Bernardo Strozzi. Turin, 2013, p. 170, no. 216, ill.