J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., VI, London, 1835, pp. 342-43, no. 83, 'This capital production may justly be cited as one of the master's finest works. The science of its composition, the tender sweetness and magical gradation of its tones, and the exquisite beauty of the penciling, fully entitle it to this distinction'.
G.F. Waagen, Galleries and Cabinets of Art in Great Britain, Supplement, London, 1857, p. 164, 'In every respect one of the finest works of the master'.
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., VII,
London, 1923, pp. 37-8, no. 118.
W. Gibson, 'Mr. Robarts' Collection of Pictures', in Apollo Magazine, VIII, no. 45, September 1928, pp. 116-118, illustrated. M.S. Robinson, The Paintings of the Willem van de Veldes,
London, 1990, I, pp. 283-4, no. 619, 'Painted probably entirely by the Younger for the Van de Velde studio; c.1665).
London, British Institution, 1829, no. 8.
London, British Institution, Pictures by Italian, Spanish, French and English Masters, 1849, no. 68.
London, Royal Academy, Old Masters and deceased Masters of the British School, 1877, no. 37.
London, Royal Academy, Old Masters and deceased Masters of the British School, 1891, no. 67.