Gisela Bergsträsser. August Lucas, 1803–1863. Exh. cat., Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt. Darmstadt, 1953, unpaginated, no. 65, groups it among works executed in Italy in 1829–34.
Andreas Franzke. August Lucas, 1803–1863: Katalog der Gemälde und Handzeichnungen. Darmstadt, 1972, pp. 17, 38, no. G 17, ill., calls it "Gebirgslandschaft bei Sorrent".
Deutsche Zeichnungen 1600–1900 / German Drawings 1600–1900. Exh. cat., New York C. G. Boerner. Düsseldorf, 1999, p. 36, ill. (color), states that this is one of five known plein-air sketches by the artist painted from the same early period of his career; notes that a similar view appears in a drawing in the Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt.
Rhoda Eitel-Porter in The Thaw Collection: Master Drawings and Oil Sketches, Acquisitions Since 1994. Exh. cat., Pierpont Morgan Library. New York, 2002, pp. 210–11, no. 97, ill. (color).
Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 133, no. 96, ill. (color), calls it "View of Monte Sant'Angelo from the Villa Auriemma near Sorrento".