A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.565, as ‘Colosseum. Water colour. Second Loan Collection, No.110b (36).’.
Cecilia Powell, ‘Turner on Classic Ground: His Visits to Central and Southern Italy and Related Paintings and Drawings’, unpublished Ph.D thesis, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London 1984, p.139.
Cecilia Powell, Turner in the South: Rome, Naples, Florence, New Haven and London 1987, p.57 note 31.
Andrew Wilton, Turner in his Time, London 1987, p.122, reproduced p.123 pl.175, as ‘The Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine from the Via di San Gregorio’.
Diane Perkins, The Third Decade: Turner Watercolours 1810–1820, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1990, p.46, reproduced no.56, as ‘The Colosseum’.
Ian Warrell, ‘R.N. Wornum and the First Three Loan Collections: A History of the Early Display of the Turner Bequest Outside London’, Turner Studies, vol.11, no.1, Summer 1991, p.45, no.110b (36).
Olivier Meslay, Turner: L’Incendie de la peinture, Découvertes Gallimard Arts, Paris 2004.
Olivier Meslay, J.M.W. Turner: The Man Who Set Painting on Fire, trans. Ruth Sharman, London 2005, p.75, reproduced in colour p.74.
Nicola Moorby, ‘Un tesoro italiano: i taccuini di Turner’, in James Hamilton, Nicola Moorby, Christopher Baker and others, Turner e l’Italia, exhibition catalogue, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara 2008, pp.102, 105 note 27, reproduced in colour fig.71, p.103 as Il Colosseo, and p. (detail).
Nicola Moorby, ‘An Italian Treasury: Turner’s sketchbooks’, in James Hamilton, Nicola Moorby, Christopher Baker and others, Turner & Italy, exhibition catalogue, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh 2009, pp.115, 155 note 28, reproduced in colour p., pl.132, as The Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine, p. (detail).