Thomas B. Hess. Willem de Kooning. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York. New York, 1968, p. 46, ill. p. 43 (color).
Andrew Forge. "De Kooning's 'Women'." Studio International 176 (December 1968), ill. p. 250 (color), dates it c. 1944.
David Sylvester. "de Kooning's Women." Sunday Times Magazine (December 8, 1968), pp. 48–49, ill., calls it "Seated Woman".
Paul Cummings, Jörn Merkert, and Claire Stoullig. Willem de Kooning: Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture. Exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art. Munich, 1983, p. 152, fig. 153.
Harry F. Gaugh. Willem de Kooning. New York, 1983, p. 49, fig. 32 (color), dates it c. 1944; suggests that this figure is not a woman but instead an object, puppet, or mannequin, noting the dislocated positions of the extremeties.
Jörn Merkert in Willem de Kooning: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture. Exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, 1983, pp. 118, 120, no. 153, ill. p. 162 (color).
Harry F. Gaugh. "De Kooning in Retrospect." Art News 83 (March 1984), p. 93, [probably this work].
Lisa M. Messinger in "Notable Acquisitions 1984–1985." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 42 (1985), pp. 56–57, ill. (color).
Eugene Victor Thaw. "The Abstract Expressionists." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 44 (Winter 1986–87), pp. 21, 45, fig. 17 (color).
Lisa M. Messinger in Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 1985–1986. New York, 1986, p. 56, ill. (color), calls it "Seated Woman".
Sally Yard. Willem de Kooning: The First Twenty–Six Years in New York. New York, 1986, pp. 108–110, 114, 133, fig. 121.
David Sylvester in Willem de Kooning: Paintings. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Washington, D.C., 1994, p. 26.
Marla Prather in Willem de Kooning: Paintings. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Washington, 1994, p. 82, no. 5 (color), dates it c. 1944; compares it to an earlier, symbolist–inspired painting by the artist,
The Kiss" (private collection); identifies this painting as one titled "Study for Woman" in previous literature.
Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan. De Kooning: An American Master. New York, 2004, p. 198.
Jennifer Field in John Elderfield. de Kooning: A Retrospecitve. Ed. David Frankel. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York. New York, 2011, p. 103, fig. 6 (color).
Richard Shiff. Between Sense and de Kooning. London, 2011, p. 89, fig. 30 (color).
Judith Zilczer. A Way of Living: The Art of Willem de Kooning. London, 2014, fig. 66 (color).