A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.235, XC 38a, as ‘Study for picture of classical embarkation scene’.
Gerald Wilkinson, The Sketches of Turner, R.A. 1802–20: Genius of the Romantic, London 1974, pp.106–7 reproduced in colour.
Andrew Wilton, Turner in his Time, London 1987, p.54 reproduced in colour.
David Hill, Turner on the Thames: River Journeys in the Year 1805, New Haven and London 1993, p.161, as ‘Study for a classical embarkation or landing scene’.
Ian Warrell, ‘“Stolen hints from celebrated Pictures”: Turner as Copyist, Collector and Consumer of Old Master Paintings’, in David Solkin ed., Turner and the Masters, exhibition catalogue, Tate Britain, London 2009, pp.47 reproduced in colour fig.16, 48.