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Whale

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: etching
Maker: Cadell & Davies; Daniell, W.
Place made: United Kingdom
Date made: 1807
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 10 1/2 in x 14 1/4 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Classification: whales

Monochrome etching depicting a beached whale and two men looking at it. The reflections of the men and the whale are visible in the shallow water over the sand. In the distance are several ships. In the bottom left corner is an anchor or other grappling hook. In the lower margin is printed, "WHALE. Designed by W. Daniell. Published by Messrs. Cadell & Davies, London. March 1807."


AF-NB-0316