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Situation of H.M.S. Hecla and Griper. July 4th, 1819.

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 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in
Nomenclature: Arctic; Hecla and Griper
Classification: exploration

Arctic scene with waves crashing against tall, narrow ice-cliffs in the right-hand foreground, and waves swirling around floating pieces of ice at left. The sky is thick with dark clouds, giving way to sunlight towards the upper left of the image. In the background two ships--the exploration vessels Hecla and Griper--can be seen on the waves. Title and production information in lower margin.