Charles H. Morgan. George Bellows: Painter of America. New York, 1965, p. 57, notes that Bellows' "first essay of the [summer 1906] season was a small canvas of swans in the park" (this picture).
Gordon Brown. "Notes on Things American." Arts 42 (December 1967–January 1968), ill. p. 39.
Stuart P. Feld in American Paintings for Public and Private Collections: An Exhibition of 200 Years of Painting in America Marking the Opening of the Gallery of American Art at Hirschl & Adler Galleries. Exh. cat., Hirschl and Adler Galleries. New York, NY, 1967, unpaginated, no. 92, ill., notes that the work was done while Bellows was living in New York and later presented to his friend, roommate and fellow artist Edward R. Keefe.
Diane H. Pilgrim. American Impressionist and Realist Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1973, pp. 162–63, no. 49, ill.
Franklin Kelly in American Impressionism and Realism: The Margaret and Raymond Horowitz Collection. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Washington, D. C., 1998, pp. 35–37, 180, no. 5, ill. (color).
Franklin Kelly in Nicolai Cikovsky Jr. American Impressionism and Realism: The Margaret and Raymond Horowitz Collection. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington. Washington, DC, 1999, pp. 35 - 36, fig. 2 (installation photo), ill. p. 37.