This composition is based on a painting by Jan van Goyen, which Brooking must have known from the engraving by T. Major, which is now in the Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique.
We are grateful to Commander David Joel for confirming the attribution to Brooking.
Isabella Frances Weston, by whose executors sold, Christie's, 21st October 1949, lot 18, bt. Agnew for £304-10-0
No. 104B in David Joel's Charles Brooking and the 18th Century Marine Painters