Andrea Rose Pre-Raphaelite Portraits. Yeoville, Somerset and Newbury Park, Ca., 1981, p. 24 ("The Artist's Wife in Convalescence," (Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery version), ill.
Cornell University Library "Subjects of Pictures and Drawings" in Ford Madox Brown Account Book Violet Hunt Papers, 1858-1962, Collection 4607. before 1893.
Ford Madox Hueffer Catalogue of an Exhibition of Collected Works by Ford Madox Brown. Leicester Galleries, June–July 1909, No. 43 (Convalescent. Lent by H. Boddington, Esq. Drawn in 1872. Pastel, 18 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches. A Portrait of Mrs. Madox Brown"; MMA version).
Kenneth Bendiner The Art of Ford Madox Brown. 1998, pp. 113, 120 (mentioned in "Chronology of Ford Madox Brown's Works, 1872.".
T. G. Wharton A Catalogue of the Household & Decorative Furniture, Works of Art, Books & Effects Belonging to the Distinguished Painter Ford Madox Brown To be sold upon the premises, No. 1, St. Edmund's Terrace, Regent's Park, May 29th, 30th & 31st. 1894, cat. no. 143, p. 10 (Pastel Drawing, "Convalescence" by F. Madox Brown, 1872; Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery version).
Kenneth Bendiner The Art of Ford Madox Brown. University Park, Pennsylvania, 1998, p. 120 (in list of works made in 1872).
Stephen Wildman, Jan Marsh, John Christian Visions of Love and Life: Pre-Raphaelite Art from the Birmingham Collection, England. Exh. cat., Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia. 1995, cat. no. 9, p. 281 ( version in City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK), ill.
Exhibition of the Works of Ford Madox Brown. Grafton Galleries, London, 1897, cat. no. 87, p. 37 ("Convalescent" [Lent by] H. Boddington, Esq."; MMA version).
Teresa Newman, Ray Watkinson Ford Madox Brown and the Pre-Raphaelite Circle. Chatto & Windus, 1991, pp. 164-5, and fig. 141 (Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery version), ill.
Ford Madox Hueffer Ford Madox Brown: A Record of His Life and Work. Longmans, Green and Co., 1896, pp. 271, 275-6, 281.
Roger Eliot Fry "Principal Accessions: The Convalescent, A Portrait of His Wife, by Ford Madox Brown." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. vol. 4, no. 12, December 1909, p. 226.
Whitworth Wallis, Arthur Bensley Chamberlain, E. C. Osborne and Son Catalogue (with descriptive notes and illustrations) of the Permanent Collection of Paintings in Oils and Watercolours and a Special Loan Collection of Modern Pictures. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 1891, cat. no. 157, p. 62 ("Mrs. Ford Madox Brown, Lent by Mr. Henry Boddington. Chalk study of the artist's wife, her head resting on a pillow. Painted in 1872"; (Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery version).
Tim Barringer, Angela Thirlwell, Laura MacCulloch Ford Madox Brown: The Unofficial Pre-Raphaelite: Works on paper by Ford Madox Brown from the Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. Tessa Sidey, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 2008, pp. 24, 61, 66, cat. no. 50 and B55 (Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery version), ill.
Mary Bennett Ford Madox Brown: A Catalogue Raisonné. The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Yale University Press, 2010, cat. no. B44.1, p. 387, vol. II (MMA version; said here to be untraced and executed in February 1873 [Hueffer says January 1873]; cat. B44, illustrated, is (Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery version).