Arnould de Vienne. "Galerie de M. Marcotte." L'Artiste, 6e sér., 2 (August 24, 1856), p. 102.
Henry Lapauze. Les Dessins de J.-A.-D. Ingres du Musée de Montauban. Paris, 1901, pp. 236, 250, as listed under Ingres's Cahiers IX and X.
Henry Lapauze. Ingres: Sa vie & son oeuvre (1780–1867), d'après des documents inédits. Paris, 1911, p. 465, erroneously states that it was offerred to Mme Legentil in 1852.
Georges Wildenstein. The Paintings of J. A. D. Ingres. 2nd revised ed. London, 1956, pp. 205, 211–12, 220–21, 224, 226, 232, no. 268, pl. 99, as "The Virgin with the Host, between St. Helena and St. Louis"; notes that "The Virgin with the Host" (1841; Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts; W234), commissioned by the czarevitch, later Alexander II, was the first picture on this theme.
Daniel Ternois in Ingres. Exh. cat., Petit Palais. Paris, 1967, p. 320 (under no. 249), calls it the closest version to the Pushkin painting and lists four other variants in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (1854; W276); private collection, England (1860; now whereabouts unknown; W296), Musée Bonnat, Bayonne (1866; W325), and whereabouts unknown (1859; W289).
Emilio Radius Ettore Camesasca in L'opera completa di Ingres. Milan, 1968, p. 108, no. 131b, ill.
Hans Naef. Die Bildniszeichnungen von J.-A.-D. Ingres. 2, Bern, 1978, p. 519.
Patricia Condon, Marjorie B. Cohn, and Agnes Mongan. Ingres, In Pursuit of Perfection: The Art of J.-A.-D. Ingres. Exh. cat., J. B. Speed Art Museum. Louisville, 1983, pp. 136, 245–46, 248, 251, 253.
Georges Vigne. Dessins d'Ingres: Catalogue raisonné des dessins du Musée de Montauban. Paris, 1995, p. 63, ill., under nos. 269–70.
Georges Vigne. Ingres. New York, 1995, pp. , , 337, no. 217, publishes Ingres's Cahiers IX and X.
Daniel Ternois. "Lettres d'Ingres à Marcotte d'Argenteuil." Archives de l'Art français, nouvelle période, 35 (1999), pp. 30, 32, 154 n. 6 (under letter 87), p. 249.
Gary Tinterow in Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1999, pp. 357, 375 n. 29.
Daniel Ternois. "Lettres d'Ingres à Marcotte d'Argenteuil: Dictionnaire." Archives de l'Art français, nouvelle période, 36 (2001), pp. 229–31 nn. 19, 28–33, fig. 40, suggests that Ingres gave this picture to Madame Marcotte in gratitude for her role in his marriage to her niece, Delphine Ramel.
Gary Tinterow in A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2003, p. 196, under no. 76.
Stéphane Guégan in Ingres: 1780–1867. Exh. cat., Musée du Louvre. Paris, 2006, p. 332.
Gary Tinterow in "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2005–2006." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 64 (2006), p. 48, ill. (color), calls it the first of five variants of the Pushkin composition; notes that it was made for Ingres's close friend, Louise Marcotte, with the Russian saints replaced by French ones "who must have had a special significance for Madame Marcotte".
Gary Tinterow 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. 23, 221, no. 5, ill. (color and black and white).
Gary Tinterow in Masterpieces of European Painting, 1800–1920, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, pp. 13, 263, no. 11, ill. (color and black and white).