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America. Whale Fishing, Harpooner Striking a Whale

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: woodcut
Maker: unknown
Place made: United States
Date made: 1801-1899
Materials: ink; paper; mounted
Measurements: 4 3/4 in x 6 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Colored woodcut of a harpooner about to strike a whale. Five sailors clad in blue row and direct the boat as a sailor stands poised to strike. A seal with a fish in its mouth is depicted in the foreground while a polar bear and ship are depicted in the distance.