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Provenance

The artist's heirs; purchased by the 7th Earl of Elgin (1824-1841); by descent to the 11th Earl of Elgin and the 15th Earl of Kincardine; (their sale, London, Sotheby's, 30 June 1986, lot 110); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990.

Exhibition History
1990
All'ombra del Vesuvio: Napoli nella veduta europea dal Quattrocento all'Ottocento, Castel Sant'Elmo, Naples, 1990, 407 (reproduced p. 147).
1990
In the Shadow of Vesuvius: Views of Naples from Baroque to Romanticism, 1631-1830, Accademia Italiana delle Arti e delle Arti Applicate, London, 1990, 128, as Naples from Mergellina (reproduced p. 83 and cover).
1990
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 47.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 97.
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.
2012
Expanding Horizons: Giovanni Battista Lusieri and the Panoramic Landscape, Royal Scottish Academy Building, Edinburgh, 2012.
Bibliography
1987
Spinosa, Nicola. Pittura napoletana del Settecento dal Rococò al Classicismo. Naples, 1987: no. 342, pl. 75, as Napoli da ponente.
1989
Spinosa, Nicola and Leonardo Di Mauro. Vedute napoletane del Settecento. Naples, 1989: 161-162, no. 183, pl. 109, as Mergellina.
1992
Seta, Cesare de. L'Italia del Grand Tour: Da Montaigne a Goethe. Naples, 1992: 185 (reproduced), as Napoli da Mergellina.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996: no. 97.