Vincent Pomarède and Blandine Lesage in Achille-Etna Michallon. Ed. Vincent Pomarède. Exh. cat., Musée du Louvre. Paris, 1994, p. 180, no. 39, as "Cascade au Mont-Dore," on the Paris art market; state that the label on the back of the canvas reads "Vte de L'Espine no. 236"; note that Jacques Salmon's [sic for Salomon?] painting "Quereuilh. Cascade au Mont-Dore" (Musée d'art Roger-Quilliot, Clermont-Ferrand) is a copy of this work.
Jill Hoffer Dienst et al. Didier Aaron: Catalogue. Paris, 1994–95, unpaginated, no. 19, ill. (color), call it "Rivère, cascade et chûte d'eau"; suggest that it was executed just after Michallon's arrival in Italy, a year after he had won the Prix de Rome; state that it was purchased at the Michallon atelier sale by the comte de L'Espine, interpreting the label reading "Vte de L'Espine no. 236" as its number in the Michallon sale [see Ex-colls. and Ref. Pomarède and Lesage 1994].
Gary Tinterow in "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1994–1995." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 53 (Fall 1995), p. 39, ill. (color), notes that it is one of the few finished works that the artist signed and dated; suggests that Michallon saw this waterfall in Auvergne on his way to Italy in 1817.
Blandine Lesage. "Achille-Etna Michallon (1796–1822). Catalogue de l'oeuvre peint." Gazette des beaux-arts 130 (October 1997), p. 115, no. 19, ill.
Patrick Noon in Patrick Noon. Crossing the Channel: British and French Painting in the Age of Romanticism. Exh. cat., Tate Britain. London, 2003, p. 224, no. 134, ill. (color), dates it to shortly after the artist's arrival in Rome; relates it to his tree studies and competition essays of 1817.
Stéphane Paccoud in Un siècle de paysages: Les choix d'un amateur. Ed. Stéphane Paccoud. Exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyons. Paris, 2010, p. 152, compares it to "Scène champêtre avec personnages" by Charles Rémond (private collection).