Gustave Geffroy in "Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot." Corot and Millet. New York, 1903, p. cxxxii, notes that Dunn [sic] paid Fr 125,000 for this painting.
Alfred Robaut. L'Œuvre de Corot: Catalogue raisonné et illustré. [reprint 1965]. Paris, 1905, vol. 3, pp. 170–71, no. 1700, ill., calls it "La Rivière à la tour lointaine" and dates it 1865; states that the Société Artésienne bought it for their lottery in 1866 where it was won by Ledieu.
B[ryson]. B[urroughs]. "Recent Accessions." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 6 (April 1911), pp. 98–99, ill.
B[ryson]. B[urroughs]. "Modern Paintings in the Altman Bequest." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 9 (December 1914), p. 252, calls it "River Scene" and notes its similarity to Corot's "The Ferryman" (MMA 14.40.811).
Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. "XIX Century." French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2, New York, 1966, pp. 58–59, ill., call it "A River with a Distant Tower" and note that the flat-roofed houses are reminiscent of Corot's trip to Italy.
Gary Tinterow in The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1800–1920. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. New York, 2007, pp. 34, 196, no. 14, ill. (color and black and white).