in later hand, across bottom verso: Sketch for painting / J.S. /Cotman; upper right verso: 40[7?]
By descent through the artist's family to Henry Bulwer (born 1854), Vancouver, Canada; Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Booksellers, Los Angeles; Lessing J. Rosenwald; gift to NGA, 1951.
- Clifford, Derek. Watercolours of The Norwich School. London, 1965: p. 62.