Provenance (Information known to date; research ongoing.)
[unknown auction], Brooklyn, N.Y., 1940s
Harry Stone, New York
Charles D. Childs, Boston, 1946
Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1946
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1948
M. Knoedler & Co., New York, New York, Commemorative Exhibition of Karolik Private Collection Paintings by Martin J. Heade and Fitz Hugh Lane, May 3–28, 1954., no. 4.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, American Painting, 1815–1865: One Hundred and Fifty Paintings from the M. and M. Karolik Collection in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1957.
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 42 Karolik Paintings, May 15–July 14, 1963.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, Maxim Karolik Memorial Exhibition, 1964.
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, Fitz Hugh Lane: The First Major Exhibition, March 20–April 17, 1966., no. 31.
Traveled to: Colby College Art Museum, Waterville, Maine, April 30–June 6, 1966.
Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, Florida, American Paintings of Ports and Harbors, February 4–March 16, 1969.
Traveled to: Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, Norfolk, Va., April 5–May 11, 1969.
William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, Fitz Hugh Lane, 1804–1865, July 12–September 15, 1974., no. 26.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, American Marine Painting, September 27–October 31, 1976.
Traveled to: The Mariners' Museum and Park, Newport News, Va., November 8–December 12, 1976.
New York State Museum, Cutural Education Center, Albany, New York, New York: The State of Art, October 8–November 27, 1977.
Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, New York, American Luminism, October 25–November 25, 1978.
Zhongguo Meishuguan [National Museum of China], Beijing, China, American Paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, September 1–30, 1981.
Traveled to: Shanghai Bowuguan [Shanghai Museum], Shanghai, China, October 20–November 19, 1981.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia, Paintings by Fitz Hugh Lane, May 15–September 5, 1988., no. 38, ill. in color, p. 72, as New York Harbor.
Traveled to: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass., October 5–December 31, 1988.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, Art and the Empire City: The Visual Arts in New York, 1825–1861, September 11, 2000–January 7, 2001.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815 to 1865. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press; published for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1949.
McCormick, Gene E. "Fitz Hugh Lane, Gloucester Artist, 1804–1865." Art Quarterly 15, no. 4 (Winter 1952)
., fig. 3, p. 296. ⇒ includes text
Baur, John I.H. Commemorative Exhibition: Paintings by Martin Johnson Heade and Fitz Hugh Lane from the Karolik Collections in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. New York
: M. Knoedler & Co.
. (exhibition brochure)
., no. 4. ⇒ includes text
. Fitz Hugh Lane (Museum of Fine Arts Picture Book Number Eight). Boston
: Museum of Fine Arts
, 1956; 1972 second ed.
, p. 4, as New York Harbor
. ⇒ includes text
The American Neptune, Pictorial Supplement VII: A Selection of Marine Paintings by Fitz Hugh Lane, 1804–1865. Salem, MA
: The American Neptune
., pl. XIII, no. 48. ⇒ includes text
. Fitz Hugh Lane: The First Major Exhibition. Lincoln, MA
: De Cordova Museum; in association with Colby College Art Museum
., no. 31, ill. ⇒ includes text
American Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1969.
Lynes, Russell. The Art-Makers of Nineteenth-Century America. New York: Atheneum, 1970.
Wilmerding, John. Fitz Hugh Lane, 1804–1865. Rockland, ME: William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, 1974.
Sill, Gertrude Grace. Newton Bee, November 17, 1978.
Hoffman, Katherine. "The Art of Fitz Hugh Lane." Essex Institute Historical Collections 119 (1983)., p. 32.
Wilmerding, John. Paintings by Fitz Hugh Lane. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art; in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1988., no. 38, ill. in color, p. 72.
Ronnberg, Erik A.R., Jr. "A Few Words About This Picture." American Heritage of Invention & Technology 4 (Fall 1988)
. An 1852 artist's view of New York Harbor reveals itself to be an invaluable document of the wood-and-canvas technology of another era. ⇒ includes text
Neill, Peter. On a Painted Ocean: Art of the Seven Seas. New York: New York University Press, 1995.
Wilmerding, John. Fitz Henry Lane. Gloucester, MA: Cape Ann Historical Association, 2005. Reprint of Fitz Hugh Lane, by John Wilmerding. New York: Praeger, 1971. Includes new information regarding the artist's name., pl. III.
Craig, James. Fitz H. Lane: An Artist's Voyage through Nineteenth-Century America. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2006.
Novak, Barbara. American Painting of the Nineteenth Century: Realism, Idealism, and the American Experience, with a New Preface. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.