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Modern Leviathan

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: etching
Maker: Fores, S. W.; Fores, S. W.
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1796
Materials: ink; laid paper; color wash
Measurements: 11 1/4 in x 15 in
Nomenclature: cartoons
Classification: whales

Hand-colored political cartoon depicting a large, golden whale with a human head and water spewing from its mouth, in a labeled "Ocean of Royal Bounty", with a man seated on a fallen log at left, next to a gravestone with a long passage of text upon it. Title, production information, and a detailed caption are printed below.