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Peche a la Baleine. No. 2

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Mozin, C.; Becquet
Place made: France, Ile-de-France, Paris
Date made: 1845-1850
Materials: ink; color wash; paper
Measurements: 16 in x 20 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Hand-colored lithograph of a right whale hunt. Men on two whaleboats are posed to harpoon the whale a second time. The whaling vessel is in the middle ground of the image with a French flag. The image owes much to Ambroise Louis Garneray and Louis Lebreton, and had been frequently imitated (e.g., see Wan Lyff, #2001.100.4765 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum). Inscribed on the lower margin: Dess. et Lith. Par C. Mozin, Paris. Desgodets et Cie. Editeurs, Paris. Immp. Becquet, Paris