P[aul]. A[ndré]. Lemoisne. Degas et son œuvre. [reprint 1984]. Paris, [1946–49], vol. 2, pp. 350–51, no. 616, ill., calls it "Danseuse s'agenouillant" and dates it about 1880–85.
Stephen Longstreet. The Drawings of Degas. Los Angeles, 1964, unpaginated, ill., as in the collection of the Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne.
Jean Sutherland Boggs. Drawings by Degas. Exh. cat., City Art Museum of Saint Louis. St. Louis, 1966, pp. 178, 180–82, no. 117, ill., calls it "Ballet Dancer Curtsying" and dates it about 1885; relates it to three pastels of a trio of dancers (all about 1885; L586, L602, L612) and discusses the similarity of pose in another drawing of a dancer (Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; L616bis).
Fiorella Minervino in L'opera completa di Degas. Milan, 1970, p. 122, no. 788, ill.
Ronnie Meyerson in 20th Century Master Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture from the Nowinski Collection. Exh. cat., Nassau County Museum of Art. Roslyn Harbor, N.Y., 1992, p. 7.
Franklin Hill Perrell in 20th Century Master Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture from the Nowinski Collection. Exh. cat., Nassau County Museum of Art. Roslyn Harbor, N.Y., 1992, pp. 22–23, ill. (color).
Richard Shone. The Janice H. Levin Collection of French Art. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2002, pp. 10, 39–41, no. 9, ill. (color), calls it "Kneeling Dancer" and dates it about 1880–85; comments that it does not seem related to any later painting.
Rebecca A. Rabinow in "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2007–2008." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 66 (Fall 2008), p. 43, ill. (color), notes the focus on the dancer's foreshortened forearm and that the pose reappears in several of Degas's more finished pictures; states that Degas likely made changes to the placement of the hand and the head; notes that since the dancer is older and not a generic type, she and Degas may have been friends.
"Calendar." Burlington Magazine 151 (May 2009), p. 354, fig. 93 (color), as "Kneeling Dancer".
R[ichard]. S[hone]. "Supplement: Acquisitions (2000–10) of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York." Burlington Magazine 152 (December 2010), p. 842, fig. IX (color).