Signed and dated at lower right in pen and black ink, Francis Towne / del. 1786, and inscribed by the artist on verso of the original mount at upper center in brown ink, No. 9 / Bay of Naples ? A View of the Temple of Venus / looking towards the / Island of Nisida. / Draw on the Spot by / Francis Towne / 1786.
Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 385, repr.
The Thaw collection of master drawings : acquisitions since 2002. New York : Morgan Library & Museum, 2009, no. 22, repr.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.