Inscribed in pen and ink lower left: Sketch of Am. Clipper / "Flying Cloud" / Laying off Whampoa. / June /54; lower center: Kern delt.
Given by the artist to Captain William Brenton Boggs, the Ringgold-Rodgers Expedition's purser; bought from Bogg's granddaughter by Maxim Karolik. Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA November 12, 1959
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875