A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.842, CCLXIII 357, as ‘Smugglers, off Folkestone’, c.1820–30.
Andrew Wilton, Turner in the British Museum: Drawings and Watercolours, exhibition catalogue, Department of Prints and Drawings, British Museum, London 1975, p.60 no.81, as ‘Smugglers off Folkestone’, c.1822, reproduced.
Al Weil, ‘Reproducing the Full Beauty of a Turner Watercolour’, Turner Society News, no.10, July 1978, pp.4–5, reproduced p.5 in facsimile form, captioned in error as ‘“Folkestone from the Sea”, c.1822, 19 x 27 [inches] T.Beq. CCVII-Y’.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.358 under no.512.
Eric Shanes, Turner’s Rivers, Harbours and Coasts, London 1981, p.33 under no.66.
Eric Shanes, Turner’s England 1810–38, London 1990, p.121 under no.95.
Ian Warrell, Turner: The Fourth Decade: Watercolours 1820–1830, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1991, p.30 under no.9.
Eric Shanes, Turner’s Watercolour Explorations 1810–1842, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.28, 99 Appendix I ‘Marine Views Series’.
Eric Shanes, Evelyn Joll, Ian Warrell et al., Turner: The Great Watercolours, exhibition catalogue, Royal Academy of Arts, London 2000, p.155 under no.58.
Anna Poznanskaya, Ian Warrell, Mathew Imms and others, ¿¿¿¿¿¿ [Turner], exhibition catalogue, Pushkin Museum of Art, Moscow 2008, p.97 no.48, as ‘Folkestone from the Sea; Preparatory Study’, c.1823, reproduced in colour.
Fan Di’an, Ian Warrell, Matthew Imms and others, Turner from the Tate Collection, exhibition catalogue, National Art Museum of China, Beijing 2009, p.88 no.48, as ‘Folkestone from the Sea: Preparatory Study’, c.1823, reproduced in colour.