reverse: R.S.A.T. / by R. Salmon [obscured] / 1843 / 1837 [crossed out]
Private collection; sold March 1955 through (Victor D. Spark, New York) to the Corcoran Gallery of Art; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.
- Loan for display at the White House, Washington, 3 February 1961 - 9 December 1963.
- Progress of an American Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 25 October - 29 December 1963, unpublished checklist.
- Loan for display at the Reception Hall, U.S. Department of State, Washington, 1966-1989.
- Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, unpublished checklist.
- The American Evolution: A HIstory through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, unpublished checklist.
- American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013 - 28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
- Wagner, Ann Prentice. "Robert Salmon, Boston Harbor." In Corcoran Gallery of Art : American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 86-87, 259-260, repro.