Bryson Burroughs. "The Madonna of Siena." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 21 (August 1926), pp. 192–93, ill. on cover, as by Fungai.
Bernhard Berenson. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Oxford, 1932, p. 211.
Bernhard Berenson. Pitture italiane del rinascimento. Milan, 1936, p. 182.
Raimond van Marle. The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting. Vol. 16, The Hague, 1937, p. 472, fig. 275, dates it between 1485 and 1500, and notes the influence of Pinturicchio.
F. Mason Perkins. Letter. March 24, 1938, writes that he first ascribed the picture to Fungai when it was in the Sullivan collection at Asolo [see Ex collections], and that it had until then been considered a North Italian work.
Harry B. Wehle. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of Italian, Spanish, and Byzantine Paintings. New York, 1940, pp. 98–99, ill., calls it "representative of the spacious later style of Fungai".
Pèleo Bacci. Bernardino Fungai, pittore senese (1460–1516). Siena, 1947, p. 6.
Bernard Berenson. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: Central Italian and North Italian Schools. London, 1968, vol. 1, p. 151.
Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972, pp. 76, 269, 606.
Federico Zeri with the assistance of Elizabeth E. Gardner. Italian Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sienese and Central Italian Schools. New York, 1980, pp. 14–15, pl. 78, call it typical of Fungai's mature style; discuss related works by Fungai and sources for the composition in earlier Sienese prototypes.