lower center in plate: No. II / IN FOREIGN CLIMES; lower left in plate: J.J. Tissot / 1881 (corresponds to execution date of painting)
- A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, no. 66, as The Prodigal Son: In Foreign Climes.
- Tissot 1886, 63.
- Beraldi 50, Tissot: A Retrospective Exhibition, Providence-Toronto, 1968, 76.
- Wentworth, Michael Justin. James Tissot: Catalogue Raisonne of His Prints. Minneapolis: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1978.
- A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: no. 66.