A Storm off the Normandy Coast
The Artist (until d. 1886; his estate sale, Georges Petit, Paris, March 30–31, 1887, no. 82;
[Foinard, Paris, 1887–apparently before his d. 1918];
Private Collection, England
Pierre Miquel. Eugène Isabey, 1803–1886: La Marine au XIXe siècle. Vol. 2, Maurs-la-Jolie, 1980, pp. 73, 290, 321, no. 68, ill., calls it "Marine, gros temps" and identifies it as no. 137 in the artist's estate sale, where it was bought by Foinard.
John House. "Impressionism and the Open-Air Oil Sketch." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. 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. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 130, no. 87, ill. (color), calls it "A Storm off the Normandy Coast".