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 82, 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.
Herbert E. Wroot, ‘Turner in Yorkshire: His Wanderings and Sketches’, reprinted from the Thoresby Society’s Miscellanea, Leeds , p.237.
Eric Shanes, Turner’s Picturesque Views in England and Wales 1825–1838, London 1979, p.156.
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, 92 under no.144. 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.
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.
Anthony Bailey, Standing in the Sun: A Life of J.M.W. Turner, London 1997, p.147.