Théodore Duret. Histoire des Peintres Impressionnistes: Pissarro, Claude Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Cézanne, Guillaumin. 3rd ed. Paris, 1922, pp. 110–11.
Julius Meier-Graefe. Renoir. Leipzig, 1929, pp. 424, 436, ill., publishes a photograph of Renoir painting it.
Renoir, 1841–1919. Exh. cat., Bignou Gallery. New York, 1935, unpaginated, no. 14, ill., notes that it was painted in June–July of 1914; provides provenance information stating that it belonged to the private collection of Frau Tilla Durieux, Holland.
Mary Morsell. "Etienne Bignou Holds Exhibit of Renoir's Art." Art News 34 (December 7, 1935), pp. 3–5, ill.
James W. Lane. "Thirty-three Masterpieces in a Modern Collection: Mr. Stephen C. Clark's Paintings by American and European Masters." Art News Annual 37 (February 25, 1939), p. 132.
Monroe Wheeler. 20th-century Portraits. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1942, pp. 12, 142, ill. (color, frontispieces), compares it to a lithograph of the sitter by Kokoschka and a bust of her by Barlach.
Delacroix and Renoir. Exh. cat., Paul Rosenberg & Co. New York, 1948, pp. 80–81, no. 28, ill.
Walter Pach. Pierre-Auguste Renoir. New York, 1950, p. 120, ill. opp. p. 120.
John Rewald. The History of Impressionism. rev., enl. ed. New York, 1961, pp. 584–85, ill. (color), publishes a photograph of Durieux sitting for this portrait in Renoir's studio.
Clare Vincent. "In Search of a Likeness: Some European Portrait Sculpture." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 24 (April 1966), pp. 258–59, no. 23, ill.
Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. "XIX–XX Centuries." French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 3, New York, 1967, pp. 161–63, ill.
John House in Renoir. Exh. cat., Hayward Gallery. [London], 1985, pp. 171, 287, no. 122, ill. (color and black and white) [French ed., pp. 354–55, no. 120, ill. (color)], calls it "the finest and most ambitious of Renoir's late portraits," in which "Renoir adopted the rhetorical devices of High Renaissance portraiture".
Colin B. Bailey in Colin B. Bailey. Renoir's Portraits: Impressions of an Age. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. New Haven, 1997, pp. 259–61, 341–42, no. 68, ill. (color, and in photograph).
Sarah Lees in The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings. Exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, Mass., 2006, pp. 167, 315, 341, no. 346.
Gilbert T. Vincent and Sarah Lees in The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings. Exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, Mass., 2006, p. 181, fig. 148 (color installation photograph of Stephen Clark's townhouse).
Richard Rand in The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings. Exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, Mass., 2006, p. 253, fig. 186 (color).
Monique Nonne in Renoir in the 20th Century. Exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Ostfildern, 2010, p. 100, fig. 38 (color) [French ed., "Renoir au XXe siècle," Paris, 2009].
Sylvie Patry in Renoir in the 20th Century. Exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Ostfildern, 2010, p. 204, under no. 19 [French ed., "Renoir au XXe siècle," Paris, 2009].
Guy-Patrice Dauberville and Michel Dauberville. "1911–1919 & 1er Supplément." Renoir: Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles. 5, Paris, 2014, pp. 327–28, no. 4192, ill.