The Lure of Rome. Exh. cat., Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox. London, 1979, p. 15, no. 4, pl. 5.
Philip Conisbee. Painting from Nature: The Tradition of Open-Air Oil Sketching from the 17th to 19th Centuries. Exh. cat.London, 1980, p. 27, no. 35, ill., identifies the Palazzo del Quirinale at right, and beyond it the top of the Villa Medici.
Christoph Heilmann in Johann Georg von Dillis (1759–1841) Landschaft und Menschenbild. Exh. cat., Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen München, Neue Pinakothek. Munich, 1991, pp. 30, 314, no. A29, fig. 31 (color).
Jeremy Strick in In the Light of Italy: Corot and Early Open-air Painting. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1996, p. 146, no. 33, ill. (color), states that the view is toward the northeast.
Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century Drawings and Oil Sketches. Exh. cat., Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox. London, 1998, unpaginated, under no. 37.
Valentina Branchini. "Simon Denis (1755–1813) in Italia: Dipinti e Disegni di Paesaggio." PhD diss., Università di Bologna, 2002–3, pp. 15, 118, 121, 162, no. 48, ill.
Gary Tinterow. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2002–2003." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 61 (Fall 2003), pp. 5, 30, ill. (color).
Charlotte Gere in Plein-Air Painting in Europe, 1780–1850. Exh. cat., Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art. Shizuoka, 2004, pp. 40–42, no. 6, ill. (color), compares its subject matter and palette to studies by Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes and Thomas Jones.
Asher Ethan Miller in Masterpieces of European Painting, 1800–1920, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, pp. 6, 247–48, no. 4, ill. (color).
Geneviève Lacambre. "Two Series of Studies in Oil on Paper Numbered by Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes and Simon Denis." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. New York, 2011, pp. 73–74, 79 n. 14, p. 81, no. 66, calls it "View on the Quirinal in Rome, with a Clear Sky" and deduces that the number 66 on the verso situates it within the range of works similarly inscribed 38 through 74, whose primary motif is the sky.
Asher Ethan Miller. "The Path of Nature: French Paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785–1850." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 70 (Winter 2013), pp. 20–22, 45, figs. 22 (color) and 23 (infrared reflectogram detail).