A. Jameson, Legends of the Madonna, London, 1844, p. 50, 'An exquisite miniature representation of the subject in the possession of Lord Overstone'.
W. Stirling, later Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, Annals of the Artists of Spain, London, 1848, III, p. 419; 1891 edition, IV, p. 1608.
G.F. Waagen, Galleries and Cabinets of Art in Great Britain, London 1857, p. 144, 'A charming little picture in his silvery tones, and of light and spirited but careful treatment'.
G. Redford, Descriptive Catalogue of the Pictures at 2 Carlton Gardens, London, 1875, no. 36.
C.B. Curtis, Velasquez and Murillo, London and New York, 1883, p. 132, Murillo no. 35, as a repetition of his no. 34 (The Detroit picture).
The Loyd Collection of Pictures and Drawings, 1967, p. 31, no. 48; revised edition, 1991, p. 21, no. 48, illustrated.
D. Angulo Iniguez, Murillo, II, Catalogo Critico, Madrid, 1980, p. 113, under no. 105.
X. Brooke, Murillo in Focus, Liverpool, 1990, p. 10, fig. 4.
London, British Institution, 1835, presumably no. 161, as 'The Virgin of the Conception', lent by Sir John Brackenbury.