Pierre Miquel. Eugène Isabey, 1803–1886: La Marine au XIXe siècle. 2, Maurs-la-Jolie, 1980, pp. 73, 290, 321,no. 68, ill.
, calls it "Marine, gros temps".
John House. "Impressionism and the Open-Air Oil Sketch." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. New York, 2011, pp. 93–94, fig. 78 (color), states that it "cannot have been painted outdoors and seems likely to have been intended as a small-scale sketch for a possible larger and more elaborated studio-executed tableau".
Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. New York, 2011, p. 130, no. 87, ill. (color), calls it "A Storm off the Normandy Coast".