J. Smith, A Supplement to the Catalogue Raisonné, IX, London, 1842, pp. 116-7, no. 125: 'The figures are here represented of a larger size than usual, and are painted with great freedom of hand, and relieved by a powerful effect of light. An early production.'
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc, III, London, 1910, pp. 320-1, no. 590.