The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects by Giorgio Vasari. 1550.
The Abridged Life of Painters by Roger de Piles 1699
The Gentleman's and Connoisseur's Dictionary of Painters by the Rev. M. Pilkington. 1798.
Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan. 1889.
Sea and River Painters of the Netherlands in the Seventeenth Century by Admiral Sir Lionel Preston. 1937.
Masterpieces of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 1946.