P. C[halfin]. "Pictures in the Fourth Gallery." Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin 1 (November 1903), p. 31, as among the pictures lent to the museum by Theodore Davis.
Wilhelm R. Valentiner. The Hudson-Fulton Celebration: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1909, vol. 1, p. 4, no. 3, ill. opp. p. 4, as dated 1643, "the last figure nearly illegible".
Joseph Breck. "L'art hollandais à l'exposition Hudson-Fulton à New York." L'art flamand & hollandais 13, no. 2 (1910), p. 56 [published in Dutch in Onze Kunst 17 (January 1910), p. 12], considers the golden tone to reflect the first style of Rembrandt.
Bryson Burroughs. "The Theodore M. Davis Bequest: The Paintings." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 26, section 2 (March 1931), pp. 15–16, as "unusually delicate".
Alan Burroughs. "Some Shadowgraphs of Bol and Rembrandt." Creative Art 10 (June 1932), pp. 457–60, figs. 4, 8 (shadowgraph detail), suggests that "the portrait was begun and perhaps finished with more delicacy than it now seems to possess," and observes that "the hair originally covered part of the forehead at the sides, [and] that the outline of the cheek was more sensitive".
George Isarlov. "Rembrandt et son entourage." La renaissance 19 (1936), p. 34, records it as dated 1643.
Millia Davenport. The Book of Costume. New York, 1948, vol. 2, p. 618, no. 1641, ill. (cropped).
Albert Blankert Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht. Ferdinand Bol (1616–1680): een leerling van Rembrandt. The Hague, 1976, p. 238, no. A 123 [revised in Ref. Blankert 1982], as dated 1643, but catalogued by the museum as 1642; states that he saw only the first figure, "1 . . . ".
Albert Blankert. Ferdinand Bol (1616–1680): Rembrandt's Pupil. Doornspijk, The Netherlands, 1982, pp. 56, 138, no. 122, pl. 131, as "executed with the same thoroughness as the 'Portrait of an Old Lady' [Gemäldegalerie, Berlin]"; dates it 1643 but records its inscription as "f Bol f. / 16 . . ".
Walter Liedtke in "Paintings, Drawings, and Prints: Art-Historical Perspectives." Rembrandt/Not Rembrandt in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Aspects of Connoisseurship. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2, New York, , pp. 23, 141, no. 43, ill. (color), as one of Bol's earliest known independent works, perhaps depicting a newlywed; notes that there was probably a pendant male portrait.
Walter A. Liedtke in "European and American Paintings." The Taft Museum: Its History and Collections. 1, New York, 1995, p. 160, as signed and dated 1642; cites it in his dismissal of "A Young Man in a Feathered Beret" as an early work by Bol.
Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 1, pp. 45–48, no. 10, colorpl. 10.