Jean Charles Joseph Remond was the pupil of Jean-Victor Bertin and, later, the master of Théodore Rousseau, and the present work clearly shows the influence of Bertin's cascades at Tivoli and his other classical landscapes. Having won Le Premier Prix de Rome pour le Paysage historique in 1821 Remond travelled widely in Italy during the ensuing decade, spending most of his time in the kingdom of Naples. The present lot may be compared stylistically to a signed and dated work sold New York, Christie's, 22 May 1998, lot 87.
For a full discussion on Remond and his oeuvre see S. Gutwirth, Jean-Charles-Joseph Rémond (1795-1875), "Premier Grand Prix de Rome du Paysage historique", in Bulletin de la Société de l'Histoire de l'Art français, Année 1981, Paris 1983, pp. 189-218.