E. W. Moes. Iconographia Batava: Beredeneerde Lijst van Geschilderde en Gebeeldhouwde Portretten van Noord-Nederlanders in Vorige Eeuwen. 2, Amsterdam, 1905, p. 105, no. 5071, lists it as a self-portrait by Abraham Mignon, in the Haro sale of 1892.
H. Mireur. Dictionnaire des ventes d'art . . . 5, Paris, 1911, p. 195, gives the price at the Haro sale of 1892 as 1,150 francs.
Magdalena Noble Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich. Abraham Mignon, 1640–1679: Beiträge zur Stillebenmalerei im 17. Jht. Stuttgart, 1972, pp. 28, 174, no. C10, catalogues it among destroyed and lost works as a self-portrait or a portrait of a nobleman; notes that if it is autograph, it was painted during the time Mignon was influenced by his teacher, J. D. de Heem.
Magdalena Kraemer-Noble. Abraham Mignon, 1640–1679. Leigh-on-Sea, 1973, p. 75, no. C10.
Fred G. Meijer. Letter to Walter Liedtke. February 13, 1995, writes that "it is close in style to Arnold Boonen, but appears to be slightly too refined for that master".