A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.57, XXVIII H, as ‘A Transparency ... A cottage with peasant leaning on wall, and smoking a pipe, a lighted lantern on the ground at his feet. On back [Tate D40335], the cottage, &c., darkened with indigo and black, except where light of lantern comes; sunset effect in the sky. When held up to the light, the daylight scene becomes transformed into an evening effect’. c.1796.
Peter Bower, Turner’s Papers: A Study of the Manufacture, Selection and Use of his Drawing Papers 1787–1820, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1990, pp.50–1 no.13, reproduced.
Christine Mackay, ‘Turner’s Llandeilo Bridge and Dynevor Castle’ in Colin Ford, Masataka Hayashi, David Alston and others, A Picturesque Tour through Wales 1675 to 1855: Watercolours from the Collection of the National Museums & Galleries of Wales: Festival UK98, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu 1998, p.385 note 13.