John Burnet and Peter Cunningham, Turner and his Works: Illustrated with Examples from his Pictures, and Critical Remarks on his Principles of Painting, 2nd ed., revised by Henry Murray, London 1859, p.121 no.33, as ‘Sketch for a Sea-piece’.
Walter Thornbury, The Life of J.M.W. Turner, R.A. Founded on Letters and Papers Furnished by his Friends and Fellow-Academicians, London 1862 , vol.II, p.388 no.42 or 43, as ‘Sketch for Sea Piece’ and ‘Ditto’ respectively.
Turner’s Liber Studiorum. Second Series. Photographs from Twenty-One Original Drawings by J.M.W. Turner, R.A. in the South Kensington Museum. Published under the Authority of the Department of Science and Art, London and Manchester 1862, reproduced pl., as ‘Sketch for Seapiece’.
[J.E. Taylor and Henry Vaughan], Exhibition Illustrative of Turner’s Liber Studiorum, Containing Choice Impressions of the First States, Etchings, Touched Proofs, together with the Unpublished Plates, and a Few Original Drawings for the Work, exhibition catalogue, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London 1872, p.25 under no.20.
W[illiam] G[eorge] Rawlinson, Turner’s Liber Studiorum, A Description and a Catalogue, London 1878, p.46 under no.20, ‘Original Sketch of a Picture for W. Leader Esq. ... (Generally known as “The Leader Sea-Piece,” and also called “The Guard-Ship at the Nore.”).
Rev. Stopford [Augustus] Brooke, Notes on the Liber Studiorum of J.M.W. Turner, R.A., revised ed., London 1885, pp.–71, as ‘The Leader Sea-Piece; or, The Guardship at the Nore’.
Walter Thornbury, The Life of J.M.W. Turner, R.A. Founded on Letters and Papers Furnished by his Friends and Fellow-Academicians: A New Edition, London 1897, p.584 no.42 or 43, as ‘Sketch for Sea Piece’ and ‘D[itt]o’ respectively.
E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn eds., Library Edition: The Works of John Ruskin: Volume XIII: Turner: The Harbours of England; Catalogues and Notes, London 1904, p.632 no.503, as ‘The Guardship at the Nore’.
W[illiam] G[eorge] Rawlinson, Turner’s Liber Studiorum, A Description and a Catalogue. Second Edition, Revised Throughout, London 1906, p.55 under no.20, ‘Original Sketch of a Picture for W. Leader, Esq. (Generally known as “The Leader Sea-Piece,” and also called “The Guard-Ship at the Nore.”).
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.318, CXVI X: ‘Known also as “The guard ship at the Nore.”’.
Untitled typescript list of works relating to 1921 and 1922 Liber Studiorum exhibitions, [circa 1921], Tate exhibition files, Tate Archive TG 92/9/2, p.2.
Alexander J. Finberg, The History of Turner’s Liber Studiorum with a New Catalogue Raisonné, London 1924, reproduced p., p.79 under no.20.
Gerald Wilkinson, Turner Sketches 1789–1820, London 1977, reproduced p.124.
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.126.
Gillian Forrester, Turner’s ‘Drawing Book’: The Liber Studiorum, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1996, pp.68 no.20i, reproduced, pp.160, 162.
Gillian Forrester, David Hill, Matthew Imms and others, Reisen mit William Turner: J.M.W. Turner: Das Liber Studiorum, exhibition catalogue, Galerie Stihl, Waiblingen 2008, p.78.