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H. M. Ships "Hecla" & "Griper" in Winter Harbour

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: aquatint
Maker: Westall, W.; Beechey; Murray, John
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1821
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 7 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in
Nomenclature: artic; Hecla and Griper
Classification: ship portraits; exploration

Uncolored Arctic scene with two vessels on the ice and the stars visible in the night sky. Between the two vessels, a single figure tends to a fire with a pot hanging over it and a barrel nearby. In the far right, behnd the ships and over an ice-hill, the tops of two tents are visible. In the bottom right corner is a silhouette of a wolf or fox. Title and production information printed in lower margin.


CC-N-0309