The artist's sister, Emily Sargent [1857-1929], in 1925; the artist's sister, Violet Sargent Ormond [1870-1955, Mrs. Francis Ormond], in 1936; her son, F. Guillaume Ormond [1896-1971]; his heirs; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 12 November 1976, no. 61, as Sea and Rock); Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York; gift 15 September 2008 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.
- Sargent and the Sea, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 12 September 2009 - 3 January 2010.
- Ormond, Richard, and Elaine Kilmurray. John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1874-1882. The Complete Paintings, Volume IV. New Haven and London, 2006: no. 660, repro.
- Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art : American Paintings to 1945. Washington, D.C., 2011: 36, 315, repro.