John Ruskin, by whom given to John Wharlton Bunney (d. 1882), and by descent to his widow, Mrs. J.W. Bunney, and by descent to J.H. Bunney; Christie's, London, 1 June 1956, lot 128 (220 gns to Agnew's).
with Agnew's, London, 1956.
Sir Robert Mayer, by 1973.
with Agnew's, London, where purchased by the late owners on 20 December 1974.
Property from the Collection of William and Eleanor Wood Prince, Chicago, Illinois
E.T. Cook and A. Wedderburn, The Works of John Ruskin, London, 1903-12, XIII, p. 603, as 'On the Moselle'.
Sir Walter Armstrong, Turner, London, 1902, p. 267, as '"On the Moselle", no. 3, 1830-35 - the property of Mrs. J.W. Bunney'.
A. Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg and London, 1979, p. 422, no. 1029, illustrated in color p. 167, pl. 182, as 'On the Moselle', and dated circa 1825-34.
E.H. Yardley, 'The Turner Collector: the Birket Foster Collection of Turner Watercolours', Turner Studies, 8, no. 1, Summer, 1988, p. 42.
C. Powell, Turner's Rivers of Europe: The Rhine, Meuse and Mosel, exhibition catalogue, London, Tate Gallery, and Brussels, Musée d'Ixelles, September 1991-January 1992, p. 134, illustrated, dated circa 1839 (not exhibited).
London, Agnew's, 102nd Annual Exhibition of Water-Colours and Drawings, 20 January-21 February 1975, no. 57, as 'On the Moselle', illustrated.
Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, J.M.W. Turner: Köln und der Rhein, 10 October-11 November 1980, no. 52, illustrated, as 'Bernkastel (On the Moselle)' and dated 1834.