Oil with traces of graphite on two joined pieces of pale blue paper, mounted to canvas.
9 x 12 7/8 inches (229 x 327 mm)
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009.
Inscribed and dated at lower right in brown ink: Mte. Casale. / 18. October. 1842; inscribed at upper right in graphite: the... large & small / & very blue green. / there should be more black and / greys... & darker Bitumen / yellow (?) moss, B. Sienna pale / ferns...
Sale, London, Phillips, 30 September 1997, lot 102 repr.; Thomas Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York.
"A drawing depicting the same site, also inscribed, M.te Casale. / 18. October 1842, was sold at Christie's, New York, on 30 January 2009 as part of lot 300."--Studying Nature (cited below), p. 132.