lower right in brush and brown watercolor: S PALMER; by later hand, center verso in graphite: 77
A.H. Palmer, the artist's son; C.H.T. Hawkins by 1904; sale, Christie's, London, 20 February 1928, no. 47; Robert Dunthorne & Son; sale, Christie's, London, 26 July 1929, no. 31; Vicars; The Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich; sale, Sotheby's, London, 27 July 1960, no. 77; Agnew's, London; Mrs. Gilbert Troxell, New Haven, CT until 1987; Agnew's, London; private collection, Great Britain; Agnew's, London; purchased 1997 by NGA.
- Toil and Plenty, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1993, no. 72.
- English Watercolours and Drawings, Agnew's, London, 26 February - 21 March, 1997, no. 88.
- Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2000-2001.
- Art for the Nation:Collecting for a New Century, NGA, Washington, D.C., 2000, 210
- The Artist's Vision: Romantic Traditions in Great Britain, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007
- Lister, Raymond. Catalogue Raisonne of the Works of Samuel Palmer. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
- Payne, Christiana. Toil and Plenty: Images of the Agricultural Landscape in England, 1780-1890. New Haven and London, 1993: 72.
- Brodie, Judith. "Samuel Palmer, Harvesting." Bulletin / National Gallery of Art, no. 19 (Spring 1998): 5-6, repro.