E.C. Perry III, M. Chamberlin-Hellman, "Thomas Eakins as an Illustrator, 1878-1881," American Art Journal, vol. V, no. 1, May 1973, p. 23.
G. Hendricks, The Life and Work of Thomas Eakins, New York, 1974, p. 319, no. 39, illustrated (as Sketch of General Robert E. Lee).
P.D. Rosenzweig, The Thomas Eakins Collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., 1977, p. 55, no. 21, illustrated (as Sketch for the Surrender of General Robert E. Lee).
L. Goodrich, Thomas Eakins, vol. I, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1982, p. 190.
W.I. Homer, Thomas Eakins: His Life and Art, New York, 1992, pp. 100-01, illustrated.
J. Wilmerding, Thomas Eakins and the Heart of American Life, exhibition catalogue, London, 1993, p. 95.
K.A. Foster, Thomas Eakins Rediscovered: Charles Bregler's Thomas Eakins Collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, New Haven, Connecticut, 1997, p. 162 (as The Surrender of Lee to Grant).