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Peche de la Baleine

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Beyer, Charles; Traviès, Edouard
Place made: France
Date made: 1835
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 6 3/4 in x 10 3/4 in
Nomenclature: whaling scene
Classification: whales

Hand-colored engraving of whale-hunting in the South Seas by French sailors. A whale spouts blood and water as it is struck repeatedly by a harpoon.