A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.253, XCVIII 1a, as ‘Study for a picture of “Dido & Aeneas”’.
Gerald Wilkinson, The Sketches of Turner, R.A. 1802–20: Genius of the Romantic, London 1974, p.83 reproduced in colour.
Kathleen Nicholson, Turner’s Classical Landscapes: Myth and Meaning, Princeton 1990, pp.264, 266 reproduced, 277, 281.
David Hill, Turner on the Thames: River Journeys in the Year 1805, New Haven and London 1993, pp.64, 167, as ‘A Mediterranean harbour seen through trees, with “Dido & Aeneas” in the foreground’.
Ian Warrell, Blandine Chavanne and Michael Kitson, Turner et le Lorrain, exhibition catalogue, Musée des beaux-arts, Nancy 2002, p.60 reproduced in colour.