lower left in watercolor by unknown hand: 1859 / FE CHURCH
Robert H. and Clarice Smith, Crystal City, Virginia; acquired 1972 by the National Gallery of Art
- American Light: The Luminist Movement, 1850-1875, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980, p. 157, fig. 187.
- Church's Great Picture: The Heart of the Andes, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1993-1994
- Carr, Gerald L. "American Art in Great Britain: The National Gallery Watercolor of 'The Heart of the Andes'." Studies in the History of Art 12 (1982): p. 82, fig. 1.