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Sperm whaling no. 2 The Capture

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Endicott & Co.; Charles Taber & Co.; Russell, Benjamin; Van Best, A.; Gifford, R. S.
Place made: United States, Massachusetts, New Bedford
Date made: 1862
Materials: ink; paper; gum
Measurements: 20 in x 29 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Lithograph of a dramatic whaling scene. The sperm whale thrashes violently on its back. Another whale can be seen capsizing a whale boat on the horizon.