A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.382, CXXXIV 38, as ‘Distant view of Leeds’.
Martin Butlin, Andrew Wilton and John Gage, Turner 1775–1851, exhibition catalogue, Royal Academy, London 1974, p.82 under no.186.
Gerald Wilkinson, The Sketches of Turner, R.A. 1802–20: Genius of the Romantic, London 1974, reproduced p.144 (cropped to drawing all round).
Christopher White, English Landscape 1630–1850: Drawings, Prints & Books from the Paul Mellon Collection, exhibition catalogue, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven 1977, p.77 and notes 2 and 3 under no.136.
Louis Hawes, Presences of Nature: British Landscape 1780–1830, exhibition catalogue, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven 1982, p.200 under no.VI.26.
Francis W. Hawcroft, ‘The Most Beautiful Art of England’: An Exhibition of Fifty British Watercolours, c.1750–1850, to Celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Friends of the Whitworth, exhibition catalogue, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester 1983, p. under no.31.
Stephen Daniels, ‘The Implications of Industry: Turner and Leeds’, Turner Studies, vol.6, no.1, Summer 1986, p.10, as probably 1816.
Ann Chumbley and Ian Warrell, Turner and the Human Figure: Studies of Contemporary Life, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1989, p.46 under no.43.
David Hill, Turner and Leeds: Image of Industry, Leeds 2008, pp.109, 114, 115–17, ill.96 (colour), as 1816.