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, p.610 no.27, as one of ‘Two Studies for a Picture’.
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.806, CCLX 7, as ‘Study for picture’, c.1830.
Jerrold Ziff, ‘Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, “The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner”’, Art Bulletin, vol.62, no.1, March 1980, p.169.
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.149 under no.241.
Martin Butlin, ‘Carthage and the Story of Dido and Aeneas’ in Evelyn Joll, Butlin and Luke Herrmann (eds.), The Oxford Companion to J.M.W. Turner, Oxford 2001, p.43.
Ian Warrell in Warrell, Blandine Chavanne and Michael Kitson, Turner et le Lorrain, exhibition catalogue, Musée des beaux-arts, Nancy 2002, p.130 no.62, reproduced in colour p.121, p.195, as ‘Study for “Dido Directing the Equipment of the Fleet”’, 1827.
Andrew Wilton, Turner as Draughtsman, Aldershot 2006, p.79.