lower right: JRB; reverse, in pencil: Half Moon Cove / Goucester Bay, Mass. / J.R. Brevoort / 1871
Private collection, New York; (sale, Robert W. Skinner, Inc., Bolton, Massachusetts, 22 May 1979, no. 13); (unidentified dealer, Maine); purchased 1979 by (Jeffrey R. Brown Fine Arts, North Amherst); (Adams Davidson Galleries, Washington); sold 1980 to Richard Manoogian [b. 1936], Detroit; sold 2003 to (Menconi and Schoelkopf, New York); sold November 2003 to (Catherine Dail Fine Art, New York); purchased November 2003 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.
- American Luminism, Adams Davidson Galleries, Washington, 7 February - 15 April 1980, no. 28, repro.
- American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013 - 28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
- McColley, Sutherland. The Works of James Renwick Brevoort, 1832-1918, American Landscape Painter. Exh. cat. The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, 1972: 48, as Beach and Rocks, Gloucester, Mass. (possibly).
- Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Washington, 2011: 290, repro.