A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.596, CXCV 176, as ‘Three glass balls, with reflections’.
Lawrence Gowing, Turner: Imagination and Reality, exhibition catalogue, The Museum of Modern Art, New York 1966, pp.22 reproduced as ‘Reflecting Metal Spheroids’, 23, 61.
Judy Egerton [and Clifford Ellis], ‘JMWT PP’: A Selection of Drawings Made by Turner to Illustrate his Royal Academy Lectures as Professor of Perspective, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1980, p., as ‘Three glass spheres...’.
Maurice Davies, Turner as Professor: The Artist and Linear Perspective, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1992, p.53.
Maurice William Davies, ‘J.M.W. Turner’s Approach to Perspective in His Royal Academy Lectures of 1811’, unpublished Ph.D thesis, Courtauld Institute of Art, London 1994, p.265.
Jonathan Miller, Mirror Image; Jonathan Miller On Reflection, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery, London 1998, p.211 reproduced in colour.
Andrea Fredericksen, Vanishing Point: The Perspective Drawings of J.M.W. Turner, exhibition catalogue, Tate Britain, London 2004, p.24, reproduced in colour pl.19.
Helen Dorey, ‘Turner and Soane: Illuminating a Friendship’, Turner Society News, No.104, December 2006, pp.11, 15 note 9.
Helen Dorey, John Soane & J.M.W. Turner: Illuminating a Friendship, exhibition catalogue, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London 2007, p.25 reproduced in colour.