C. Sterling, 'Observations sur Georges de la Tour propos d'un livre rcent', Revue des arts, September 1951, pp. 147ff., as probably a contemporary version of one of a group of works attributable to the young Stomer.
B. Nicolson, 'The "Candlelight Master", A follower of Honthorst in Rome', Nederlands kunsthistorische Jaarboeck, 1960, pp. 130-4, as by or after the Master, possibly inspired by Pietor Piazza (unseen).
B. Nicolson, 'Un Caravagiste aixois, Le Matre la chandelle'. Art de France, 1964, p. 128, no. 13, pl. 24, noting previous doubts to the attribution.
B. Nicolson, Caravaggism in Europe, Oxford, 1979, I, p. 61, as a contemporary copy of no. 850.