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Whaling Scene

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: watercolor
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1850-1930
Materials: paper; watercolor; mounting
Measurements: 8 1/2 in x 9 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Whaling scene of five sailors on a rowboat about to spear a whale in the Arctic. The sun is rising or setting in the background, and there is a three-masted ship in front of the sun. In the right-hand background is some animal lying on a patch of ice, perhaps a seal or walrus. On the left-hand background is a white bear standing on an outcropping of ice.


AF-WA-0888