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Carriage through the streets of Marseilles of a whale captured in the waters of the Chateau d'If.

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: woodcut
Maker: Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1870
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 6 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Colored illustration of a whale, tied down to a large wheeled cart, being pulled by horses down a large throughfare sourrounded by crowds. Many tall (five or more storey) buildings with low-peaked roofs and elaborate balconies line the streets. The masts of some ships are visible in the distance. Underneath the image is the text, " CARRIAGE THROUGH THE STREETS OF MARSEILLES OF A WHALE CAPTURED IN THE WATERS OF THE CHATEAU D'IF." In the bottom left of the image is the artist's name, "SMEETON".


AF-WX-0583