J. Russell Harper, Krieghoff, Toronto, 1979, p.x, illustrated in colour fig.3 (‘A Red Indian Woman outside the Artist’s studio. late 1840s’).
D. Reid, Krieghoff, Images of Canada, Toronto, 1999, p.59, illustrated fig.5 (‘A red Indian woman outside the artist’s studio, c.1849’): ‘All [Krieghoff’s] Native subjects seem to be from the period after the January 1847 exhibition, and none may date from before 1848. Natives were part of the life of Montreal, particularly Mohawks from the Caughnawaga (Kahnawake) Reserve on the south shore of the St Lawrence at Lachine, about eleven kilometres upriver from the city. Women from Caughnawaga brought basketry, beadwork, and other traditional fine women’s work into Montreal to sell, and a painting of the period that has been attributed to Krieghoff, but may be by Somerville, shows such a vendor offering a pouch and highly decorated moccasins for sale in front of the building in which both artists had their studios.’