J. Smith, Supplement to the Catalogue Raisonné, etc., IX, London, 1842, pp. 580-1, no. 18, 'The Nursery ... This vigorous production is painted in a free and dextrous style, accompanied with uncommon brilliancy of colour.'
Mrs. Jameson, Catalogue of the pictures at Bowood, privately published, 1843, no. 76.
G.F. Waagen, Treasures of Art, etc., London, 1854, III, p. 183.
The Athenaeum, 16 February 1884, p. 223.
G.E. Ambrose, Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures belonging to the Marquess of Lansdowne, K.G., at Lansdowne House, London and Bowood, Wilts., London, 1897, p. 59, no. 144.
A. von Wurzbach, Niederländisches Künstler-Lexikon, Vienna/Leipzig, II, 1910, p. 90.
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., VI, London, 1916, p. 498, no. 83, 'A little Girl eating Broth beside a Cradle ... The different red tones are very harmoniously blended. Especially fine and warm in colour and tone.'
W.R. Valentiner, Nicolaes Maes, Stuttgart, Berlin and Leipzig, 1924, p. 10.
C. van Hasselt, catalogue of the exhibition, Rembrandt and his Century, New York and Paris, 1977-8, p. 98, under no. 67.
W. Sumowski, Drawings of the Rembrandt School, New York, 1984, VIII, p. 4032, under no. 1793..
Idem, Gemälde der Rembrandt Schüler, III, Landau/Pfalz, 1986, p. 2013, no. 1334, illustrated p. 2060, as circa 1655.
W. Robinson, The early works of Nicolaes Maes, 1653 to 1661, phil. diss., Cambridge, Mass., 1996, repr. Anne Arbor, 1997, no. A-11.
L. Krempel, Nicolaes Maes, St. Petersburg, 2000, p. 363, no. D 45, fig. 13.
London, Royal Academy, Winter Exhibition, 1884, no. 141, 'Interior of a Cottage'.
London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, Pictures by Dutch Masters of the Seventeenth Century, 1900, no. 52, 'The Little Nurse'.
London, Thos. Agnew and Sons, The Lansdowne Collection, in Aid of the Royal National Institute for the Blind, 1954-5, no. 23.
Leiden, Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, Rembrandt als leermeester, 1956, no. 71.