H. Dorra and J. Rewald, Seurat: L'oeuvre peint, biographie et catalogue critique, Paris, 1959, p. 19, no. 20 (illustrated).
C.M. de Hauke, Seurat et son oeuvre, Paris, 1961, vol. I, p. 18, no. 33 (illustrated, p. 19).
A. Chastel, L'opera completa di Seurat, Milan, 1972, pp. 93-94, no. 36 (illustrated; titled Spaccapietre a torso nudo).
A. Distel, Seurat, Paris, 1991, p. 150, no. 5 (illustrated; titled Casseur de pierres, torse nu and dated 1882-1883).
M.F. Zimmermann, Seurat and the Art Theory of His Time, Antwerp, 1991, pp. 90-91 (illustrated, p. 90, fig. 129; dated circa 1881-1882).
G. Lowry, intro., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Supplement, New York, 2015, vol. V, pp. 32-34 (illustrated in color, p. 32).
Utica, New York, Munson Williams-Proctor Institute, Impressionism: French and American, 1943, no. 11.
Minnesota, The St. Paul Gallery and School of Art, French Art, 1900-1938, November 1943, no. 3 (dated circa 1884).
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Seurat, Paintings and Drawings: Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of the Home for the Destitute Blind, April-May 1949, no. 10 (dated circa 1884).
The Art Institute of Chicago and New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Seurat: Paintings and Drawings, January-May 1958, no. 19 (titled Man Breaking Stones and dated 1881-1882).
New York, Wildenstein & Co., Inc. and Cambridge, The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Paintings and Drawings from the Hanley Collection for the Benefit of People-to-People Sports Committee, Inc., November 1961-April 1962, no. 32 (dated 1881-1882).
New York, Gallery of Modern Art and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Selections from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. T. Edward Hanley, January-May 1967, p. 53 (illustrated in color).
Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Ohio, Works from the Hanley Collection, November-December 1968, no. 105.