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1. The Common Whale 2. The Dolphin 3. The Porpoise
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Dixon, T.
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1824
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 6 1/2 in x 9 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Colored engraving depicting a beached dolphin (labeled "2"), a beached porpoise (labeled "3"), and a beached spouting whale (labeled "1"). Behind the whale is what appears to be an Arctic scene with icy peaks, a three-masted ship, another whale, and a rowboat. Above the image is the text "Vol. III. p. 341" and below the image is the text, "1. THE COMMON WHALE. 2. THE DOLPHIN. 3. THE PORPOISE.", in smaller print, "T. Dixon, sc.", and below, "Published by Henry Fisher, Caxton, London. 1824."