Lionel Cust. "Marcus Gheeraerts." Walpole Society 3 (1913–14), p. 45, pl. XXVa, as a portrait probably by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger at Wroxton Abbey, "at some time called Queen Elizabeth, with an occasional variation into Elizabeth of Bohemia".
"Recent Accessions." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 10 (May 1952), p. 263, ill., as "Portrait of a Young Lady," by Gheeraerts.
Ellis Waterhouse. Letter to Elizabeth Gardner. May 7, 1952, suggests a date in the 1590s and supposes the sitter to be a North or a member of the Pope family, earls of Downe.
Roy Strong. Letter. [before 1964] [letter unlocated; transcript on catalogue card], attributes it to Robert Peake the Elder.
J. F. Kerslake. Letter to Mrs. H. D. Allen. July 10, 1956, believes it to be by the same hand as the other portrait of a young woman at Wroxton, reproduced by Cust, and the hunting portrait of Prince Henry at the Metropolitan Museum.
David Piper. Letter to Mrs. H. D. Allen. February 5, 1957, agrees with Kerslake and suggests a date in the first decade of the seventeenth century.
Roy Strong. The English Icon: Elizabethan & Jacobean Portraiture. London, 1969, pp. 226, 242, no. 214, ill., identifies it as Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, painted about 1600–1605 by Robert Peake the Elder, by comparison with Hilliard's miniature at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in which she wears the same jewelled chain.
Roy Strong in Artists of the Tudor Court: The Portrait Miniature Rediscovered, 1520–1620. Exh. cat., Victoria and Albert Museum. London, 1983, p. 149, under no. 247, points out that the sitter wears some of the same jewelry in a miniature portrait in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Oliver Millar. Letter to Katharine Baetjer. May 4, 1990, remains uncertain about the attribution to Peake and the identification of the sitter as Elizabeth of Bohemia.
Malcolm Rogers. Letter to Katharine Baetjer. July 31, 1990, affirms the attribution to Peake.
Mark Weiss. "Elizabeth of Bohemia by Robert Peake: The Problem of Identification Solved." Apollo 132 (December 1990), pp. 409–10 nn. 9, 11–13, 15, fig. 2, publishes it in connection with Peake's portrait of Elizabeth of Bohemia at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, dates it about 1606–9, noting that it is "now confidently thought also to be" Princess Elizabeth.
Katharine Baetjer. "British Portraits in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 57 (Summer 1999), pp. 10–13, ill. (color, overall and details).
Richard Ormond in Rule Britannia! Art, Royalty & Power in the Age of Jamestown. Exh. cat., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond, 2007, p. 13, ill. p. 8 (color detail).
James Taylor in Rule Britannia! Art, Royalty & Power in the Age of Jamestown. Exh. cat., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond, 2007, pp. 30–31, no. 6, ill. (color).
Katharine Baetjer. British Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1575–1875. New York, 2009, pp. 14–16, no. 6, ill. (color).
Karen Hearn in Van Dyck & Britain. Exh. cat., Tate Britain. London, 2009, pp. 39, 44–45, 57, 82, 242, no. 2, ill. (color).
Susan North in Van Dyck & Britain. Exh. cat., Tate Britain. London, 2009, p. 128.