The present view is likely to be an early work by Lound, possibly exhibited by the artist as 'Whitlingham Marl Staithe' in 1833.
It certainly shows a clear view of the valley before the first Norfolk railway was opened between Norwich and Yarmouth in 1844.
The boat is shown moored by Whitlingham bank with Thorpe Marsh on the right and Trowse meadows straight ahead. The bend in the river to the right in the distance is marked by wherry sails heading to Norwich, with Norwich Castle and Cathedral beyond in a slightly foreshortened distant view.
Thomas Lound was the son of a Norwich brewer, but studied art under John Sell Cotman (1782-1842), becoming a successful landscape painter. Although he was never a member of the Norwich Society of Artists, he exhibited at Norwich from as young as eighteen until 1833, and at the Royal Academy from 1846-1857, as well as at the British Institution.