Inscribed, signed, and dated by the artist in black chalk; at lower left, "Tivoli"; at lower right, "Edward Lear del. / 1839".
Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 230, repr.
Stampfle, Felice, and Cara D. Denison. Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. Thaw. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975, no. 113, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Seventeenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1972-1974. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976, p. 171-172.
Unused drawing executed in connection with "Views in Rome and its Environs", London, 1841, the first of Lear's travel books.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.