Inscribed at right in pen and brown ink accompanied with color samples, "General wash - ochre; clouds and / distance - vermillion; Castle and / contiguous rock - light red; distant trees and / shrubs -; Trees and bank / twice over; dry / it in the interval - ochre and blue; over the shades / of the water Br.T: Sien[na] / Foreground / and rocky parts of the middle ground / Green of D0[?] raw T: Sienna / and blue"; at left, "light red over the / distant trees; addition to the / distant trees / light red and blue; Tree on the foreground / has burnt umber / and liquid bistre; Finishing / touches / of...and the foreground / burnt umber and blue; Finishing touches of the / distant trees and ground / light red and blue"; signed below this, "W. Payne 1806".
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 366-367.