Dr. John Percy (British), sold at the following; [Christie, Manson & Woods] Christie's, London, April 15, 1890, no. 290; Sir John Charles Robinson (British), sold at the following; [Christie, Manson & Woods] Christie's, London, April 21, 1902, possibly no. 90 (by A. Cozens)(called "Cozens, A Mouintainous Landscape with Building"); Vendor: Shepherd Brothers Vendor: Through Roger Eliot Fry
Christie, Manson & Woods Catalogue of the Very Extensive and Valuable Collection of Water-colour Drawings of Dr. John Percy, F.R.S., deceased, late of Gloucester Crescent, Hyde-Park...[first day's sale] [Sale catalogue]. April 15, 1890, lot 290, p. 15 (J. Cozens, "Bay of Salerno"; bought for £5.10 with lot 289, J. Cozens, "Hamilton's Villa, Portici").
Christie, Manson & Woods A Catalogue of Drawings of the English School, in Watercolour, Sepia, Charcoal, Pen-and-ink, and Pencil, the Property of Sir John Charles Robinson.... April 21, 1902, possibly lot 90, p. 9 (Alexander Cozens, "A Mountainous Landscape with Buildings").
Roger Eliot Fry "Drawings." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 2, no. 12, December 1907, p. 201, ill.
Charles Francis Bell, Thomas Girtin "The Drawings and Sketches of John Robert Cozens" in The Walpole Society. vol. 23, 1934–1935, A related watercolor of the same stretch of coast, at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (listed but not reproduced), called "On the Gulf of Salerno, near Vietri" and dated Sept. 27, 1782., cat. no. 274, p. 60.
A. Hyatt Mayor "A Modern Artist of the Eighteenth Century" The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. n.s. vol. 12, no. 4, December 1953, p. 101, ill.
Felice Stampfle Landscape Drawings and Water-colors, Bruegel to Cézanne. Exh. cat., The Morgan Library & Museum, New York (January 31 - April 11, 1953). Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1953, cat. no. 87, p. 29.
Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 99, ill.
"Drawings from the Roger Fry Purchase." Apollo. Apollo Magazine, vol. 82, London, September 1965, fig. no. 6, p. 248.
Janet S. Byrne, Linda Boyer Gillies English Landscape Artists. Ex. brochure, Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 26-September 6. New York, 1971, cat. no. 6, p. 2.