A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.131, LI Y, as ‘Plumpton rocks (?)’. c.1799–1801.
David Hill, Stanley Warburton, Mary Tussey and others, Turner in Yorkshire, exhibition catalogue, York City Art Gallery 1980, p.21.
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.22 under nos.26–27.
David Hill, ‘“A Taste for the Arts”: Turner and the Patronage of Edward Lascelles of Harewood House (I)’, Turner Studies, vol.5, no.1, Summer 1985, pp.32, 45 note 7.
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.163.