J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., VI, London, 1835, pp. 347-8, no. 104, '...The shadows from the rolling clouds, and the alternate bursts of light, are admirably depicted on the surface of the restless ocean, and these, aided by the most perfect gradation of colour, lead the eye over an immense expanse of sea. This is an example of the rarest excellence, both as regards the general effect, as well as the detail; the latter of which, for delicacy of penciling, has in no instance been exceeded.'
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., VII, London, 1923, pp. 120-121, no. 479.
M.S. Robinson, The Paintings of the Willem van de Veldes, London, 1990, II, pp. 892-3, no. 725.
London, British Institution, 1836, no. 45, lent by Frederick Perkins.
London, British Institution, 1863, no. 15.