Louis Réau in The Michael Friedsam Collection. [completed 1928], p. 187, as by Corneille.
E. M. Sperling. Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of Flemish Primitives. Exh. cat., F. Kleinberger Galleries, Inc., New York. New York, 1929, p. 166, no. 77, ill., as by Corneille, from the collection of the Count de Montbrizon, Château de St. Roch, France.
Bryson Burroughs and Harry B. Wehle. "The Michael Friedsam Collection: Paintings." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 27, section 2 (November 1932), p. 14.
Charles Sterling. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of French Paintings. Vol. 1, XV–XVIII Centuries. Cambridge, Mass., 1955, pp. 36–37, ill., as by Corneille; notes that a gold chain often indicates the office of groom of the king's chamber, or "valet de chambre du roi," and observes that the costume suggests the period between 1550–60; comments on the sitter's resemblance to François de Vendôme, Prince of Chabanais and Vidame of Chartres, who died in 1560, of whom a chalk drawing exists in the Musée Condé, Chantilly (see E. Moreau-Nélaton, Les crayons de Chantilly, 1907, vol. 1, pl. 68).
Anne Dubois de Groër. Corneille de La Haye dit Corneille de Lyon. Paris, 1996, p. 196, no. 103, ill.
, dates it about 1565 and considers it one of Corneille's latest male portraits; believes the characteristic haircut of the subject justifies the association of this portrait with a drawing in the Cabinet des Estampes (Adhémar no. 87).