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A View of the Whale Fishery

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Hogg, Alexr.
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1790
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 5 3/4 in x 8 1/2 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Colored engraving of men on rowboats harpooning whales. In the background is a line of icy mountains or icebergs, in front of which are three three-masted ships. One has a discernable flag with an inset of the British flag. In the immediate foreground are three rowboats and one whale, represented as a black half-oval jutting out of the waves. There are three harpoons in the whale. There are also four lumps of ice visible in the sea, and an empty rowboat in the background. Atop the image is the text, "London Published by Alexr. Hogg at the Kings Arms No. 16 Paternoster Row." Below the image is the text "A View of the WHALE FISHERY."


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