Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Frans Hals, des meisters Gemälde. 2nd ed. Stuttgart, 1923, p. IX, mentions it in the foreword as an excellent, newly discovered male portrait dated 1625 at A. H. Buttery, London.
F. Kleinberger Galleries, Inc. New York, 1925, unpaginated, no. 22, ill., as from the collection of the countess of Dartrey.
D. Croal Thomson. Barbizon House, 1925. London, 1925, unpaginated, no. 41, ill.
W. R. Valentiner. "Rediscovered Paintings by Frans Hals." Art in America 16 (October 1928), p. 247, fig. 1, as in the collection of Jules Bache, New York.
W. R. Valentiner. "New Additions to the Work of Frans Hals." Art in America 23 (June 1935), p. 101.
W. R. Valentiner. An Exhibition of Fifty Paintings by Frans Hals. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1935, unpaginated, no. 3, ill.
W. R. Valentiner. Frans Hals Paintings in America. Westport, Conn., 1936, pp. 8–9, no. 13, ill. [cat. section unpaginated], sees the influence of Rubens; notes that Hals uses the same position of the hand in several portraits of about this date, including that of Anna van der Aar (MMA, 29.100.9).
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Bache Collection. under revision. New York, 1937, unpaginated, no. 35, ill.
N. S. Trivas. The Paintings of Frans Hals. New York, 1941, p. 30, no. 17, pl. 29.
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Bache Collection. rev. ed. New York, 1943, unpaginated, no. 34, ill.
Seymour Slive. "Plates." Frans Hals. 2, London, 1970, pls. 66, 70 (overall and detail).
Claus Grimm. Frans Hals: Entwicklung, Werkanalyse, Gesamtkatalog. Berlin, 1972, pp. 20–21, 87, 202, no. 55, dates it 1628–32, finding evidence of overpainting and later additions, including the oval frame.
Seymour Slive. "Catalogue." Frans Hals. 3, London, 1974, p. 22, no. 34, adds Carl Thomson ca. 1923 to the provenance, based on information at the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague [possibly David Croal Thomson of Barbizon House; see Ref. Thomson 1925].
E. C. Montagni in L'opera completa di Frans Hals. Milan, 1974, pp. 90–91, no. 37, ill.
Karin Groen and Ella Hendriks in Frans Hals. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington. London, 1989, pp. 117, 124.
Claus Grimm. Frans Hals: The Complete Work. New York, 1990, pp. 18, 178, 273, 291, no. 20, fig. 7 [German ed., "Frans Hals: Das Gesamtwerk," Stuttgart, 1989, pp. 18, 178, 272, 284, no. 20, fig. 7], apparently accepts the date of 1625, and states that "the restoration of 1973–74 revealed the presence of Hals's hand in the execution of the head, collar, and hand".
Esmée Quodbach. "The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 65 (Summer 2007), p. 70.
Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 1, pp. ix, 171 n. 7, pp. 272–74, no. 62, colorpl. 62; vol. 2, p. 904.