The Artist's Catalogue of Paintings, 1834, p. 9 (as A boy sitting on a bannister of a stoop with a book in his hand).
"Miscellaneous Notices," The American Monthly Magazine, vol. III, New York, 1834, p. 210.
C.J. Werner, "William S. Mount and His Art," Historic Miscellanies Relating to Long Island, Huntington, New York, 1917, p. 41 (as Boy Sitting with a Book in His Hands, Surrounded by Flowers).
M.B. Cowdrey, H.W. Williams, Jr., William Sidney Mount, 1807-1868: An American Painter, New York, 1944, pp. xi, 15-16, no. 18, fig. 19, illustrated.
A. Frankenstein, William Sidney Mount, New York, 1975, pp. 102-03, 469, 483, pl. 40, illustrated.
New York, National Academy of Design, 9th Annual Exhibition, April 25-July 5, 1834, no. 50 (as Boy on the Fence).
Stony Brook, New York, Suffolk Museum at Stony Brook, A Loan Exhibition of Paintings, Sketches, Manuscripts, Memorabilia: Henry Smith Mount, A.N.A., 1802-1841, Shepard Alonzo Mount, N.A., 1804-1868, William Sidney Mount, N.A., 1807-1868, August 23-September 28, 1947, p. 44, no. 63.
New York, Kennedy Galleries, Inc., American Masters: 18th to 20th Centuries, March 10-April 3, 1971, p. 20, no. 17, illustrated.
Chattanooga, Tennessee, Hunter Museum of American Art, The Alice E. and Joseph H. Davenport, Jr. Collection, April 10-June 7, 2015.