C[ornelis]. Hofstede de Groot. De Rembrandt Tentoonstelling te Amsterdam. Amsterdam, , unpaginated, no. 91, dates it about 1655.
Wilhelm [von] Bode with the assistance of C. Hofstede de Groot. The Complete Work of Rembrandt. 5, Paris, 1901, p. 158, no. 374, ill., as "A Girl in Distress Looking Aside," by Rembrandt; dates it about 1650.
Adolf Rosenberg. Rembrandt, des Meisters Gemälde. Stuttgart, 1904, ill. p. 187.
Émile Molinier. Collection du Baron Albert Oppenheim: Tableaux et objets d'art. Paris, 1904, pp. 13–14, no. 33, pl. XXIX.
Adolf Rosenberg. Rembrandt, des Meisters Gemälde. 2nd ed. Stuttgart, 1906, p. 401, ill. p. 268, states that it depicts the same model seen in a picture in the collection of the marquis de Pontalba, Senlis (later in the collection of Jane Taft Ingalls, Cleveland; current whereabouts unknown).
Adolf Rosenberg. Rembrandt, des Meisters Gemälde. 3rd ed. Stuttgart, 1909, ill. p. 324.
C[ornelis]. Hofstede de Groot. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century. 6, London, 1916, pp. 253, 256, no. 501, as "A Girl of about Twenty"; dates it about 1650; states that it depicts the same sitter as the Senlis painting.
John C. van Dyke. Rembrandt and His School. New York, 1923, p. 160, pl. XXXVII-143, includes it among a group of pictures that he attributes to an unknown pupil of Rembrandt.
W. R. Valentiner. "Important Rembrandts in American Collections." Art News 28 (April 26, 1930), p. 4, ill., calls it a portrait of Hendrickje Stoffels.
Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Rembrandt Paintings in America. New York, 1931, unpaginated, no. 114, pl. 114, dates it about 1653; as in the collection of Julius H. Haass, Detroit.
A[braham]. Bredius. Rembrandt Gemälde. Vienna, 1935, p. 16, no. 373, pl. 373, lists four additional pictures in which the same model appears.
F. Schmidt-Degener. Rembrandt Tentoonstelling. Exh. cat., Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam, 1935, pp. 49–50, no. 13, ill., calls it a study of a young woman, possibly Hendrickje Stoffels; dates it about 1645; in addition to the Senlis picture, states that the same model is seen in "Young Woman at an Open Half-Door" (Art Institute of Chicago).
H. P. Bremmer. Beeldende Kunst 23 (November 1936), no. 52, ill. [see Ref. Vries 1968].
A. B. de Vries. "Old Masters in the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney van den Bergh." Apollo 80 (November 1964), p. 359, fig. 12, attributes it to Carel Fabritius.
Kurt Bauch. Rembrandt Gemälde. Berlin, 1966, p. 48, calls it an outstanding work by Carel Fabritius.
J[ohan]. Q[uirijn]. van Regteren Altena. "Review of Bauch 1966." Oud Holland 82, no. 1/2 (1967), p. 70, attributes it to Rembrandt.
J. I. Kuznetzow. "Nieuws over Rembrandts Danae." Oud Holland 82, no. 4 (1967), p. 232, fig. 6, attributes it to Rembrandt, calls it a study of Hendrickje Stoffels, and dates it about 1645; relates the MMA and Senlis pictures to Rembrandt's painting of Danae in the Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
A[lbert]. Blankert, and W[illem]. L. van de Watering, Introduction by A. B. de Vries in Verzameling Sidney J. van den Bergh. Wassenaar, 1968, pp. 86–87, ill. (color), attribute it to Rembrandt, while noting De Vries' opinion that it is by Carel Fabritius; date it about 1645–48; suggest that the model might be either Geertge Dirckx or Hendrickje Stoffels.
Werner Sumowski. "Zu einem Gemälde von Carel Fabritius." Pantheon 26 (July–August 1968), p. 283 n. 15, suggests that Carel Fabritius's sister Aeltge is the model for the MMA and Senlis pictures.
A[braham]. Bredius. Rembrandt: The Complete Edition of the Paintings. 3rd ed. London, 1969, p. 579, no. 373, ill. p. 292, under no. 373, calls it "probably a school picture, in the manner of G. van den Eeckhout," but under no. 374, assigns it to the circle of Barent Fabritius.
Yury Kuznetsov. Sagadki "Danai" kartini Rembrandta. Leningrad [St. Petersburg], 1970, p. 66, ill. [see Ref. Sumowski 1983–94 (vol. 3)], dates it about 1642.
Christopher Brown. Carel Fabritius. Oxford, 1981, p. 133, no. R9, fig. 67, rejects attributions to both Rembrandt and Carel Fabritius.
Werner Sumowski. "B. Keil–J. Ovens." Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler. 3, Landau/Pfalz, 1983–[94?], pp. 1957, 2008, 2010–11, 2025, no. 1383, ill. p. 2109 (color), attributes it to Nicolaes Maes and dates it about 1646–50; as formerly with the dealer G. Cramer, The Hague.
Werner Sumowski. Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler. 6, Landau/Pfalz, 1983–[94?], p. 3629, accepts Bruyn's [see Ref. 1988] attribution to Samuel van Hoogstraten.
J[osua]. Bruyn. "Review of Sumowski 1983–94 [vol. 3]." Oud Holland 102, no. 4 (1988), pp. 329–30, attributes this work and "A Woman Weeping" (Detroit Institute of Arts) to Samuel van Hoogstraten at the age of seventeen or eighteen.
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, , p. 124 n. 5, mentions it as a study of Mary Magdalen.
León Krempel. Studien zu den datierten Gemälden des Nicolaes Maes (1634–1693). Petersberg, Germany, 2000, p. 368, no. F14, fig. 434, attributes it to the school of Rembrandt; as whereabouts unknown.
George S. Keyes in Masters of Dutch Painting. Detroit, 2004, p. 180, includes it in a group of five studies of young women which he attributes to "one or more artists active in Rembrandt's studio during the mid- to late 1640s".
Walter Liedtke in "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2005–2006." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 64 (Fall 2006), p. 36, as "long attributed to Rembrandt and probably by one of his best pupils, Samuel van Hoogstraten".
Esmée Quodbach. "The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 65 (Summer 2007), pp. 65, 67.
Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 2, pp. 708, 749–53, no. 170, colorpl. 170, tentatively attributes it to Van Hoogstraten, about 1644–45, but notes that "considerable caution is appropriate, considering that Rembrandt pupils appear to have occasionally worked side by side, studying the same paintings by the master, or the same live models".