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Inscription

lower right: Rémond; center stretcher bar reverse: 1842; on the stretcher: Ruines antiques audessus de Messine

Provenance

(James Mackinnon, London); purchased by Frank Anderson Trapp [1922-2005], Pittsburgh; gift 2004 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1998
Paintings and Sketches 1780-1870, James Mackinnon (London) at W.M. Brady & Co., Inc., New York, 1998, no. 14, repro., as Ancient ruins above Messina, Sicily.
Bibliography
2006
Conisbee, Philip, and Franklin Kelly. "Small is Beautiful." National Gallery of Art Bulletin, no. 34 (Spring 2006): 2-17, fig. 9.