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Striking a Whale with Third Harpoon

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Hullmandell, C.; Whittaker, G. & W. B.
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1822
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 8 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Colored lithograph of an Arctic scene with three rowboats surrounding a whale. A man on the nearest rowboat strikes the whale, which is spouting, with a harpoon. In the distance is another rowboat, a large three-masted ship, and two flocks of seabirds. Below the image is the text, " Drawn on Stone by J.D. Harding." "Printed by C. Hullmandel." "STRIKING A WHALE WITH THIRD HARPOON." and below, "London. Pub. by G. & W.B. Whittaker. Ave Maria Lane."