Inscribed in graphite below center: Madira (sic) Boats on the Beach; lower left: No. 20.
Given by the artist to Captain William Brenton Boggs, the Ringgold-Rodgers Expedition's purser; bought from Bogg's granddaughter by Maxim Karolik. Bequest of Maxim Karolik, Newport to MFA June 13, 1973
Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875