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Capture of the whale

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: wood engraving
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1840-1899
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 4 1/4 in x 6 1/2 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Colored engraving showing a large whale partially submerged in the water with a flag in its back, indicating that it has been successfully killed by whalers. Behind it are some whaling boats, and there is a large ship on the horizon. Seabirds are descending on the whale. There is another whale in the background, which the boats are approaching. Text below the image reads, "CAPTURE OF THE WHALE. Page 272."


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