A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.600, CXCVI N, as ‘Wreck of East Indiaman. ... Written on margin, by Turner – “Beginning for Dear Fawkes of Farnley.”’, c.1820.
Herbert E. Wroot, ‘Turner in Yorkshire: His Wanderings and Sketches’, reprinted from the Thoresby Society’s Miscellanea, Leeds , p.241.
Andrew Wilton in Martin Butlin, Wilton and John Gage, Turner 1775–1851, exhibition catalogue, Royal Academy, London 1974, p.83 no.187, as ‘Study of a Ship in a Violent Storm’, c.1817.
David Loshak and Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner 1775–1851: Akvareller og Tegninger fra British Museum, exhibition catalogue, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen 1976, p.38 no.18, as ‘Study of a Ship in a Violent Storm’, c.1817, reproduced p.39.
Andrew Wilton in Werner Hofmann, Wilton, Siegmar Hosten and others, William Turner und die Landschaft seiner Zeit, exhibition catalogue, Hamburger Kunsthalle 1976, p.107 no.27, as ‘Studie eines Schiffes in heftigem Sturm’, reproduced.
Andrew Wilton, Turner Watercolors: An Exhibition of Works Loaned by The Trustees of the British Museum, exhibition catalogue, Cleveland Museum of Art 1977, p.29 no.10, as ‘Study for “The Loss of a Man o’ War”’, c.1817, reproduced.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.357 under no.500.
Andrew Wilton, Turner and the Sublime, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto 1980, p.147 no.59, as ‘Study for the Loss of a Man o’ War’, reproduced.
Andrew Wilton in John Gage, Jerrold Ziff, Nicholas Alfrey and others, J.M.W. Turner, à l’occasion du cinquantième anniversaire du British Council, exhibition catalogue, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris 1983, p.205 no. 128, as ‘Etude pour “La perte d’un navire de guerre”, c.1818, reproduced.
Adele M. Holcomb, ‘Exhibition Review: Turner and the Sublime’, Turner Studies, vol.3, no.1, Summer 1983, p.53.
Diane Perkins, The Third Decade: Turner Watercolours 1810–1820, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1990, reproduced in colour p.15, p.29 no.19, as ‘Loss of a Man o’ War’, c.1817, reproduced.
Ian Warrell, J.M.W. Turner 1775–1851: Impressions de Gran Bretanya i el Continent Europeu / Impresiones de Gran Bretaña y el Continente Europeo,exhibition catalogue, Centre Cultural de la Fundació ”la Caixa”, Barcelona 1993, p.106 no.27, reproduced in colour p.107, p.291 no.27, as ‘Study for “The Loss of a Man-of-War”’, c.1818, reproduced in colour.
Ian Warrell, J.M.W. Turner 1775–1851: Aquarelles et Dessins du Legs Turner: Collection de la Tate Gallery, Londres / Watercolours and Drawings from the Turner Bequest: Collection from the Tate Gallery, London, exhibition catalogue, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi 1994, p.108 no.27, as ‘Study for “The Loss of a Man-of-War”’, c.1818, reproduced in colour p..
David Hill, ‘Turner’s “Colour Beginnings” in Britain’, Turner Society News, no.76, August 1997, p.7.
Eric Shanes, Turner’s Watercolour Explorations 1810–1842, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.11, 18, 32 note 17, 33–4 no.1, as ‘“Beginning” for “Loss of an East Indiaman”’, c.1818, reproduced in colour, 35 under no.2, 56 under no.35.
Eric Shanes in Shanes, Evelyn Joll, Ian Warrell and others, Turner: The Great Watercolours, exhibition catalogue, Royal Academy of Arts, London 2000, pp.134–5 under no.48.
Eric Shanes, ‘Turner and the Creation of his “First-Rate” in a Few Hours: A Kind of Frenzy?’, Apollo, vol.153, no.469, March 2001, p.14, fig.3 (colour).
Evelyn Joll in Joll and others, Cecil Higgins Art Gallery: Watercolours and Drawings, Bedford 2002, p.272.
David Blayney Brown, Turner Watercolours, exhibition catalogue, Tate Britain, London 2007, p.13, reproduced in colour p.51, as ‘Beginning for “Loss of an East Indiaman”’, c.1818 (Brown 2007a).
David Blayney Brown in Simon Grant (ed.) and Brown, Hockney on Turner Watercolours, exhibition catalogue, Tate Britain, London 2007, pp.8, 26 (Brown 207b).
Nicola Moorby in Nathalie Lebrun, Moorby and Christine Boyer Thiollier, J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851); F.A. Ravier (1814–1895): Lumières partagées: Aquarelles, exhibition catalogue, Maison Ravier, Morestel 2007, p.22.
Raphael Rosenberg in Max Hollein and Rosenberg, Turner Hugo Moreau: Entdeckung der Abstraktion, exhibition catalogue, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt 2007, p.115, Abb.35 (colour), as ‘Erster Entwurf für “Schiffbruch der Ostindienfahrer”’, c.1818.