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Greenland Whale Fishery. Peche de la Baleine a la Cote du Groenland

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Wilson
Place made: United Kingdom
Date made: date unknown
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 7 3/4 in x 11 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Color print of three whaling ships with British colors on the Greenland seas. Three more ships are visible in the far background. A bank of grey clouds rises up in the sky. Nine rowboats are out on the water; two in the foreground are circling a spouting whale, and one figure is in the act of harpooning it. To the left of the harpooners is a large bank of ice upon which sit two bears; behind the bears in the water is another spouting whale. Under the image are the attributions: "Brooking Pinxt." and "Wilson Sculp"; in large type below this is the title, in English and French: "GREENLAND WHALE FISHERY. PÉCHE DE LA BALEINE À LA CÔTE DE GROENLAND."