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Der Wallfischfang

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Rainold
Place made: Germany
Date made: 1824
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 7 1/4 in x 8 3/4 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Monochrome whaling scene: a spouting whale flips a whaleboat into the air with its tail; ropes and oars are depicted in midair, and one man is still inside the boat, upside down. Another whaleboat's harpooneersman has his harpoon in the whale; three more whale boats, and a large ship, in the background, along with two landmasses on the horizon. Title printed under the image.