A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.1185, CCCLXIV 137, as ‘Boats at sea: Evening’, after c.1830.
John Eveleigh, 10th Anniversary Exhibition 1961–1971: Turner: Major Loan Collection: Theme – Water: Lakes, Streams, Rivers & Seas: Late Watercolours by Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum: Also Other Artists Sharing a Common Theme, exhibition catalogue, Arts Centre, Folkestone 1971, p. no.23, as ‘Boats at Sea: Evening’).
Andrew Wilton, Turner in the British Museum: Drawings and Watercolours, exhibition catalogue, Department of Prints and Drawings, British Museum, London 1975, reproduced in colour p.127, p.150 no.262, as ‘Small boats on a lake’, ?1840.
Andrew Wilton in John Gage, Jerrold Ziff, Nicholas Alfrey and others, J.M.W. Turner, à l’occasion du cinquantième anniversaire du British Council, exhibition catalogue, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris 1983, p.291 no.239, as ‘Petits bateaux sur un lac’, c.1840, reproduced.
Ian Warrell in Warrell, David Laven, Jan Morris and others, Turner and Venice, exhibition catalogue, Tate Britain, London 2003, pp.235–6, 259, 273 no.173, as ‘Boats on the Lagoon, near Venice’, c.1840, fig.258 (colour).
Ian Warrell, Cecilia Powell and David Laven, Turner i Venècia, exhibition catalogue, Fundació ”la Caixa”, Barcelona 2005, p.178 no.109, as ‘Barques a la llacuna, a prop de Venècia’, c.1840, reproduced in colour.