Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink, "Gasparo VanWittel. 5". On the verso, at lower right, in same (?) hand as on the recto, in brown ink, "Gasparo van Vittel"; at upper right corner (upside down), in Esdaile's hand, in brown ink, "Formerly in the coll. of S Jos. Reynolds / WE (erased) P 116 ("7" superimposed over the "6")".
In the Shadow of Vesuvius : Neapolitan Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz. New York : Finch College Museum of Art, 1969, no. 34, repr.
Scholz, Janos. Italian Master Drawings, 1350-1800, from the János Scholz Collection. New York : Dover, 1976, no. 124, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 315.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 341.
Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792, former owner.
Esdaile, William, 1758-1837, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.