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Wallfischfang

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Place made: Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
Date made: 1852
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 8 in x 5 1/2 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

A party of men on a rowboat attemp to lance a large spouting whale. One lance is already in the whale's back and one of the men is preparing to throw another. There is a bloody wound above the whale's eye. In the background are visible the backs of three more whales, and a large ship. The foreground has been hand-colored. Under the image is, in Gothic typeface, the word "Wallfischfang."


AF-WG-0595

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