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P. Semeonoff-Tianshanski Collection, St. Petersburg, until 1914, when (probably) aquired by
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.
Fritz Wacker, by 1934, and by descent to his son,
Ernst Wacker (according to a label on the reverse).
Semeonoff-Tianshanski Collection Catalogue, St. Petersburg, 1906, no. 117.
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., VII, London, 1923, p. 275, no. 260.
G. de Beer, Storm at Sea and Shipwrecks in the Work of Ludolf Backhuysen (Emden 1630 - 1708 Amsterdam). An analysis of motives and a consequent specification of motives and critical catalogue of works, (unpublished dissertation), Kiel 1993, p. 205, no. 3.