(Possibly) J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., VI, London, 1835, p. 329, no. 30, 'A view on the coast, looking seaward, under the aspect of fine calm weather. Among several sailors and fishermen observable on the sands in front, is one with his back to the specator, walking in the water towards some boats. Several vessels are visible out at sea. 5 in. by 7 in. - P[anel].', listing the Lambert, Destouches and La Perrier sales above.
A type-written and undated inventory of pictures, in the Rothschild Archive in London, describes two calme paintings by Van de Velde under nos. 38 and 45.
(Probably) C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., VII, London, 1923, p. 66, no. 232, 'Boats by the Shore in a Calm. - Two are in front. Near them a fisherman with a basket on his back walks through the shallow water. There are other ships, large and small. Panel, 5 inches by 7½ inches.', listing the Viet provenance, above. (Possibly) Ibid., p. 69, no. 244 (Smith, loc cit.), 'On the sand in the foreground are some fishermen. One of them, with his back to the spectator, walks through the shallow water towards a boat. In the distance are several ships. Panel, 5 inches by 7 inches.'
(Possibly) ibid., p. 98, no. 368, 'Shipping on a calm sea - Warm and sunny atmosphere. Of the painter's golden period.', as consecutively in the collections of Barons Alphonse and Henri de Rothschild, Paris.