Commissioned by Carl G. Fisher
Dr. John Oliver La Gorce (President and Editor, National Geographic Society 1954-1957)
Gifted to the National Geographic Society by Dr. La Gorce's widow, Ethel Bloedorn, 1963.
"Duel on Beach," Washington Post, May 9, 1926.
"The Duel on the Beach, A New Oil Painting by N.C. Wyeth...," unidentified Washington newspaper, n.d.
R. Sabatini, "The Duel on the Beach," Ladies' Home Journal 48, September 1931, illustrated.
R. Sabatini, The Black Swan, Boston, Massachusetts, 1932, illustrated on dust-jacket.
D. Allen and D. Allen, Jr., N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals, New York, 1972, pp. 226, 263.
"Behind the Scenes," National Geographic 195, May 1999, n.p., no. nos., illustrated.
C.B. Podmaniczky, N.C. Wyeth, Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, vol. II, London, 2008, pp. 492-493, no. I.1039, illustrated.
Washington, D.C., Mayflower Hotel, April-May 1926.
Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Memorial Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by N.C. Wyeth 1882-1945, May 19-June 9, 1946, no. 19.
Washington, D.C., National Geographic Society, Explorers Hall, and elsewhere, The Artist Explores Our World, July 14-November 27, 1988, no nos.