Marcus Marschall and Thomas Le Claire. Romanticism and Nature: A Selection of 19th century paintings and oil sketches. Munich and Hamburg, 2004, pp. 14–15, ill. (color), date it about 1818–20.
Andreas Stolzenburg. Franz Ludwig Catel (1778–1856): paesaggista e pittore di genere. Exh. cat., Casa di Goethe. Rome, 2007, pp. 54, 57, 141 n. 224, fig. 31 (color), dates it 1818/19.
Todd Magreta in The Thaw Collection of Master Drawings: Acquisitions Since 2002. Exh. cat., Morgan Library & Museum. New York, 2009, pp. 84, 177 n. 3, mentions it in connection with a drawing depicting a similar view by Catel.
Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 108, no. 19, ill. (color), calls it "The Bay of Naples with Vesuvius and Castel dell'Ovo" and dates it about 1818–20.