A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.330 CXX c, as ‘Study of deck, masts, and rigging of the “Victory”’.
Martin Butlin, Andrew Wilton and John Gage, Turner 1775–1851, exhibition catalogue, Royal Academy of Arts, London 1974, p.60 reproduced.
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.46.
Robert Upstone, Turner: The Second Decade. Watercolours and Drawings from the Turner Bequest, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1989, p.34 reproduced.
Anthony Bailey, Standing in the Sun: A Life of J.M.W. Turner, London 1997, pp.99, 427 note 28.
David Blayney Brown, Turner in the Tate Collection, London 2002, p.73.
Pieter van der Merwe, in Margarette Lincoln ed., Nelson and Napoléon, exhibition catalogue, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich 2005, pp.246 reproduced in colour, 247.