Acquired directly from the artist by Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Daud, Bad Nauheim, Germany, 1904 (Dfl. 1.000) (according to a letter from the artist, dated 17 June 1904).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 13 September 2000, lot 62, where acquired by the present owner.
G.H. Marius, 'Hendrik Willem Mesdag 1831-1901', in: Woord en Beeld, Haarlem, 1901, p. 58, as: Hooge zee.
Johan Poort, Hendrik Willem Mesdag 1831-1915 Oeuvrecatalogus, Wassenaar, 1989, p. 416, no. A10.05, as: Hooge zee.