It has been suggested by various academics that this work is an unrecorded version of a similar composition by Willem van de Velde, the Younger - 'An English Galliot close in to the Shore', held in a private collection. See M.S. Robinson, The Paintings of the Willem van de Veldes, published by the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, vol. 2, no. 458, pp. 703-704 (ill. p. 704).