Catalogue de tableaux précieux des diverses écoles . . . formant le cabinet de feu M. le Ch. Féréol Bonnemaison... Henry, Paris. April 17–21, 1827, pp. 35–36, no. 44, as "Portrait d'une jeune fille," by Velázquez; describes a manuscript note found on the reverse of the painting prior to its relining which describes the princess and apparently identifies her as María Teresa of Austria.
Léon Lagrange. "La galerie de M. le duc de Morny." Gazette des beaux-arts 14 (April 1863), pp. 387–88, ill. opp. p. 388 (engraving by Sotain, in reverse), attributes it to Velázquez and mentions two other Velázquez portraits of María Teresa (collections Frank Hall Standish [present location unknown] and Louis Viardot [now Louvre, Paris]); observes that in this portrait, the artist "has reproduced the life, life in both the material and the moral sense, the child's brilliant coloring, the innate aristocracy of the royal baby".
Paul Mantz. "Exposition en faveur des Alsaciens-Lorrains." Gazette des beaux-arts, 2nd ser., 10 (October 1874), pp. 297–98, attributes it to Velázquez; praises the execution of the dress as surpassing the paintings of Rubens and Van Dyck.
Charles B. Curtis. Velazquez and Murillo. London, 1883, pp. 104–5, no. 268, as "A Young Lady, called an 'Infanta'," by Velázquez.
Carl Justi. Diego Velázquez and His Times. London, 1889, pp. 404–5, ill. p. 402 (engraving), calls it a "genuine Maria Theresa," attributes it to Velázquez, and describes it as "in the style of the fifth decade"; comments on the sitter's "impressive and intelligent features".
Walter Armstrong. The Life of Velazquez. London, 1896, p. 86, calls it possibly one of the many portraits of María Teresa painted in Velázquez's studio for the French court.
R. A. M. Stevenson. Velasquez. London, 1906, p. 138, as "An Infanta," by Velázquez, in the collection of J. Pierpont Morgan.
W. Roberts. "Dutch & Flemish, French, Italian, Spanish." Pictures in the Collection of J. Pierpont Morgan at Princes Gate & Dover House, London. 2, London, 1907, unpaginated, attributes it to Velázquez and identifies the sitter as definitely María Teresa; observes a similarity with the face in her portrait by Velázquez at the Prado, Madrid [probably Mazo's portrait of the Infanta Margarita, Prado no. 1191].
A. de Beruete y Moret. The School of Madrid. London, 1909, p. 92, calls it "undoubtedly, another original by Mazo," formerly attributed to Velázquez.
B[ryson]. B[urroughs]. "A Loan Exhibition of Mr. Morgan's Paintings." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 8 (January 1913), p. 6, ill. p. 11, attributes it to Velázquez and dates it early 1650s "judging from the apparent age of the sitter, as she seems scarcely ten years old".
August L. Mayer. Kleine Velazquez-Studien. Munich, 1913, p. 47, dates it in the 1640s, noting that the Infanta must be at least 5 years old.
August L. Mayer. Geschichte der spanischen Malerei. Leipzig, 1913, vol. 2, p. 185 [2nd ed., 1922, p. 426, fig. 306], considers it a late work by Mazo.
Walter Gensel. Velazquez: Des Meisters Gemälde. 3rd ed. Stuttgart, 1914, ill. p. 149, dates it about 1645.
August L. Mayer. "An Infanta Portrait of Velázquez." Art in America 2 (April 1914), p. 249, as by Mazo, though attributed to Velázquez.
Walter W.S. Cook. "Spanish and French Paintings in the Lehman Collection." Art Bulletin 7 (December 1924), pp. 55–56, fig. 8, calls it the earliest extant portrait of María Teresa and dates it about 1645; considers it possibly a copy of a lost original by Velázquez and comments that "the color, the touch, and the whole technique betray the hand of Mazo".
August L. Mayer. Diego Velazquez. Berlin, 1924, p. 154, as by Mazo, possibly copied from an original by Velázquez from the 1640s.
Walter Gensel. Velazquez: Des Meisters Gemälde. Stuttgart, , p. 287, ill. p. 239, as by Mazo, dated about 1645.
"From El Greco to Goya." American Magazine of Art 19 (April 1928), p. 182.
Bryson Burroughs. "Spanish Paintings from El Greco to Goya." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 23 (February 1928), p. 42, notes that some authorities attribute this painting to Mazo.
August L. Mayer. Velazquez: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Pictures and Drawings. London, 1936, p. 121, no. 513, pl. 109, attributes it to Mazo, derived from a lost original by Velázquez.
Élie Faure. Velazquez: Gesamtwiedergabe seiner Gemälde. London, 1939, p. 240, no. 85, pl. 82, as by Velázquez, dated about 1645.
Collection of J. P. Morgan. Exh. cat., M. Knoedler & Co. New York, 1943, p. 34, no. 21, pl. 3, notes that while this picture has been attributed to Velázquez, it is now ascribed to Mazo; dates it about 1645.
M[argaretta]. S[alinger]. "Notes." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 2 (April 1944), opp. p. 225, ill., and cover (color detail), as by Mazo.
Bernardino de Pantorba. La vida y la obra de Velázquez: Estudio biográfico y crítico. Madrid, 1955, pp. 188–89 under no. 107, remarks that if it is a copy of a lost original by Velázquez, then the original was the first portrait of María Teresa by the master; mistakenly cites this picture as the one in the 1825 sale at the Galerie Lapeyrière.
A. Hyatt Mayor. "Children Are What We Make Them." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 15 (March 1957), ill. p. 184, as by Mazo, painted about 1657.
Juan Antonio Gaya Nuño. La pintura española fuera de España. Madrid, 1958, p. 229, no. 1715, as by Mazo, from about 1645.
Martin Soria in George Kubler and Martin Soria. Art and Architecture in Spain and Portugal and their American Dominions, 1500 to 1800. Baltimore, 1959, p. 388 n. 10, lists it among works by Mazo.
Theodore Rousseau. Letter to Millard F. Rogers, Jr. May 14, 1962, doubts the attribution to Mazo and notes "the curtain seems to have been painted over the figures of several babies quite foreign to the artist's style, as we know it".
José López-Rey. Velázquez: A Catalogue Raisonné of His Oeuvre. London, 1963, p. 252, no. 393, pl. 418, calls it "The Infanta María Teresa (?)" and says it is "obviously not by Velázquez. Perhaps, but not surely, by Mazo".
Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez. Letter to Dulce Roman. April 27, 1997, based on a photograph, believes it may be a portrait by Mazo after an original by Velázquez, since the dog is similar to that in Velázquez's portrait of the Infante Felipe Próspero (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna); notes that if the sitter is María Teresa, the portrait must date to about 1645–48 when she was 6–10 years old.
Jean Strouse. "J. Pierpont Morgan, Financier and Collector." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 57 (Winter 2000), fig. 37 (installation view), dates it 1644–45.
Deborah L. Roldán in Gary Tinterow and Geneviève Lacambre. Manet/Velázquez: The French Taste for Spanish Painting. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay, Paris. New York, 2003, pp. 55, 430–31, no. 47, ill. p. 430 and fig. 1.56 (color) [French ed., "Manet/Velázquez: La manière espagnole au XIXe siècle," Paris, 2002, pp. 344–45, no. 25, fig. 30 (color)], dates it 1644–45; comments that throughout the 19th century, this picture was highly esteemed as a work by Velázquez.
Esmée Quodbach. "'Rembrandt's "Gilder" is here': How America Got its First Rembrandt and France Lost Many of its Old Masters." Simiolus 31, no. 1/2 (2004), p. 97, notes that this picture brought the highest price among Spanish and Italian paintings in the de Morny sale of 1865.