Alfred Robaut. L'Œuvre de Corot: Catalogue raisonné et illustré. [reprint 1965]. Paris, 1905, vol. 2, pp. 200–201, no. 559, ill.; vol. 4, p. 235, calls it "Vache à l'étable," and dates it about 1845; identifies it in the 1875 Corot atelier sale as no. 373, with Houssaye as buyer.
Michael Pantazzi in Corot. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1996, pp. 246–47, no. 110, ill. (color) [French ed., "Corot 1796–1875," Paris, 1996, pp. 308–9, no. 110, ill. (color)], dates it about 1840–45; remarks that oil sketches of animals are very rare in the oeuvre of Corot; finds the breed difficult to identify, suggesting possibly a Breton or Fribourg cow, breeds common in both France and Switzerland; makes a comparison with Corot's "Ville-d'Avray: The Pond Seen through the Trees" (R 283; location unknown) from the 1830s.
Paul Lang in Corot en Suisse. Exh. cat., Musée Rath, Geneva. [Paris], 2010, pp. 76, 86, no. 14, ill. (color), dates it about 1845.
Jennifer S. Brown. New Acquisitions: Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture, 1780–1960. Exh. cat., Shepherd & Derom Galleries. New York, 2012, unpaginated, under no. 8, erroneously locates it in a private collection, New York.
Asher Ethan Miller. "The Path of Nature: French Paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785–1850." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 70 (Winter 2013), p. 45, fig. 57 (color).