Catalogue of Sketches by Turner Lent by The Trustees of the National Gallery to the Ruskin Drawing School, Oxford, London 1878, nos.101 (1st edition), 28 (2nd edition), as ‘The Forum’.
E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn (eds.), Library Edition: The Works of John Ruskin: Volume XIII: Turner: The Harbours of England; Catalogues and Notes, London 1904, no.28, p.562, as ‘Rome. The Forum’.
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.563, as ‘The Forum; with remains of Temple of Castor, S. Lorenzo in Miranda, and Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, &c. Water colour. Oxford, 101–28.’.
Francis W. Hawcroft, Exhibition of Watercolours by J.M.W. Turner, exhibition catalogue, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester 1966, no.27, reproduced [p.12], as ‘The Forum, Rome’.
Andrew Wilton, Classical Sites and Monuments, exhibition catalogue, British Museum, London 1971, no.64, [p.16], as ‘View of the Roman Forum’.
Andrew Wilton, Turner in the British Museum: Drawings and Watercolours, exhibition catalogue, British Museum, London 1975, no.67, p.54, reproduced, as ‘Rome: The Forum with a rainbow’.
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, pp.142–3, reproduced in colour, p.141, pl.152, as ‘Rome: The Forum with a rainbow’.
Andrew Wilton, Turner and the Sublime, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto 1980, no.82, pp.115 under no.16, 165–6, reproduced, as ‘Rome: The Forum with a Rainbow’.
Guy Weelan, J.M.W. Turner, trans. I. Mark Paris, New York 1982, reproduced p.75 no.62 , as ‘Rome: the Forum with a Rainbow’.
Andrew Wilton, Turner Abroad: France; Italy; Germany; Switzerland, London 1982, pp.18, 43, reproduced in colour pl.36 p., as ‘Rome: the Forum with a rainbow’.
John Gage, Jerrold Ziff, Nicholas Alfrey and others, J.M.W. Turner, à l’occasion du cinquantième anniversaire du British Council, exhibition catalogue, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris 1983, p.221 under no.148.
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Powell, ‘Turner on Classic Ground: His Visits to Central and Southern Italy and Related Paintings and Drawings’, unpublished Ph.D thesis, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London 1984, pp.255, 256.
David Blayney Brown, The Art of J.M.W. Turner, London 1990, p.163, reproduced in colour, p.162 top, as ‘Rome: The Forum with a Rainbow’.
David Blayney Brown, Turner and Byron, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1992, p.128 no.102 reproduced, and in colour, p.72, as ‘Rome: The Forum with a Rainbow’.
Michael Liversidge and Catherine Edwards, Imagining Rome: British Artists and Rome in the Nineteenth Century, exhibition catalogue, City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol 1996, pp.76–7 no.46, reproduced in colour, as ‘Rome. The Forum with a rainbow’.
Inge Herold, Turner on Tour, Munich and New York 1997, pp.51–2, reproduced in colour, p.49, as ‘Rome: The Forum with a Rainbow’.
Giuseppe Marcenaro and Piero Boragina, Viaggio in Italia: Un corteo magico dal Cinquecento al Novecento, exhibition catalogue, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa 2001, ‘Turner et l’Italia’ no.2, p.273 reproduced in colour as ‘Roma. Il Foro con l’arcobaleno’.
Barry Venning, Turner, Art & Ideas, London 2003, p.159.
Roderick Cavaliero, Italia Romantic: English Romantics and Italian Freedom, London 2005, pp.137–8.
Helen Dorey, John Soane & JMW Turner: Illuminating a Friendship, exhibition catalogue, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London 2007, p.6.
Ian Warrell (ed.), Franklin Kelly and others, J.M.W. Turner, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Art, Washington 2007, no.92, pp.129, 132, reproduced in colour, as ‘Rome: The Forum with a Rainbow’.