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A Whale struck with the harpoon iron diving among the ice, the harpoonier going to chop the ropes off to prevent the long boat being drawn under water or being split against the ice

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Bowles & Carver
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1750
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 8 1/4 in x 11 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

A whaling scene in Greenland depicting a whale being struck with a harpoon iron while diving among he ice. The harpooner prepares to chop the rope off that is connected to the whale so as to prevent the long boat being drawn under water or split against the ice.


AF-WB-0053A

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