One of a number of similar marine drawings in the museums in Vienna, Cambridge, Leiden, Florence and Frankfurt, and in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, reproduced in G.S. Keyes, op. cit., nos. 16-8, 30, 37, 46, 61, figs. 28-35. George Keyes notes that 'these drawings propound [van Wieringen's] most advanced concept of marine art..... He has succeeded in expressing the vast energy of nature.' Keyes dates the series to the period after 1613 on the basis of comparison to the drawings related to a series of prints by Claes Jansz. Visscher (Holl. 327-340) which were published that year.
Van Wieringen, a follower of Hendrick Vroom, may have been a pupil of Hendrick Goltzius. He was later influenced by Jan Porcellis.