Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. "XIX Century." French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2, New York, 1966, pp. 216–17, ill., date it about 1880–81, based on the dress of the pedestrians; note that the Pont des Arts leads from the Institut de France to the Cour Carré of the Louvre and mention that the poster at the entrance to the bridge announces a public fair in the suburb of Sèvres.
John Milner. The Studios of Paris: The Capital of Art in the Late Nineteenth Century. New Haven, 1988, p. 7, colorpl. 8.
Caroline Igra. "Monuments to Prior Glory: The Foreign Perspective on Post-Commune Paris." Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 62 (1999), p. 519, fig. 8, comments that this painting "illustrates how an artist could incorporate significant monuments within his images without endowing them with... heavy-handed symbolic significance".
Patrick Offenstadt. Jean Béraud, 1849–1935, The Belle Époque: A Dream of Times Gone By: Catalogue raisonné. Cologne, 1999, pp. 160–61, no. 168, ill. (color), catalogues an earlier version of this composition (private collection; no. 168bis), as well as two other paintings depicting the Pont des Arts: "Pretty Artist, Pont des Arts" (private collection; no. 166) and "Quai de la Seine, near the Pont des Arts" (Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow; no. 167).