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Boats Approaching a Whale

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: colored aquatint
Maker: Dubourg, M.; Clark, John Heaviside; Orme, Edward
Place made: United Kingdom, England
Date made: 1813
Materials: ink; paper; pigment
Measurements: 8 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in
Nomenclature: whaling; whale fishery
Classification: fishing

Dated 1813 hand colored aquatint (a method of etching a printing plate so that tones similar to watercolor washes can be reproduced) of a whaling scene, drawn by John Heaviside Clark (1770-1863) and engraved by Matthew Dubourg. This plate entitled: "Boats Approaching A Whale." Great scene with lots of ships and sailors. It is taken from "Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes &c.&c." published by Edward Orme, London 1814. This is plate II of 4 whaling prints included in the book and the hand coloring is original to the 1814 publication. Print appears mint, frame has a few minor scratches. Not examined out of the frame.


Related People

Clark, John Heaviside
Scottish printmaker, ca. 1770-1836