The Art Treasures of America. reprint, 1977. New York, 1879, vol. 1, p. 134, as "The Cook's Bargain".
Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings. New York, 1892, vol. 3, p. 57, as "Cook's Bargain" in the collection of C. L. Wolfe.
"The Metropolitan Museum of Art—The French Painters." New York Times (May 22, 1895), p. 4.
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, p. 199, ill., note that Wolfe bought this picture from the artist the year it was painted.
Eric M. Zafran. Cavaliers and Cardinals: Nineteenth-Century French Anecdotal Paintings. Exh. cat., Taft Museum. Cincinnati, 1992, pp. 25, 58–59, no. 14, ill.