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, pp.254 no.12, 633 no.525 (b). as ‘Sketch of Bolton Abbey (about 1800)’.
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.383, CXXXIV 81, as ‘Bolton Abbey ... See Water Colour engraved in “England and Wales.”’.
Alexander J. Finberg, Turner’s Sketches and Drawings, London 1910, pp.109–11, pl.LXIV (cropped to edge of drawing).
Eric Shanes, Turner’s Picturesque Views in England and Wales 1825–1838, London 1979, p.156, as CXXXIV ‘81a’.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.391 under no.788.
David Hill, Stanley Warburton, Mary Tussey and others, Turner in Yorkshire, exhibition catalogue, York City Art Gallery 1980, pp.30 under no.33, p.92 under no.144, as CXXXIV ‘81a’. and as c.1815 and c.1814–15 respectively.
Frank Milner, J.M.W. Turner: Paintings in Merseyside Collections: Walker Art Gallery; Sudley Art Gallery; Williamson Art Gallery; Lady Lever Art Gallery; Liverpool University Art Gallery, Liverpool 1990, p.23 under no.11, reproduced (cropped to edge of drawing).
David Hill, Turner in the North: A Tour through Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Durham, Northumberland, the Scottish Borders, the Lake District, Lancashire and Lincolnshire in the Year 1797, New Haven and London 1996, p.202 note 12, as 1816.