lower left plate printed in black ink: Oct. 1st 1920 / [the artist's monogram] / Easthampton; lower right in graphite: [the artist's monogram] imp-; upper left in graphite by unknown hand: 165; lower left in graphite by unknown hand: Heavy Surf at High Tide; lower right in graphite by unknown hand: 17 3/8 20 3/8; upper right verso in graphite by unknown hand: #21
Mrs. Childe Hassam (wife of the artist); gift to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1940; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art
- Cortissoz, Royal and the Leonard Clayton Gallery. Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-points of Childe Hassam. revised edition. San Francisco, 1989. pp. 111, no. 163.