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Whaling Scenes from Original Paintings in Wellington Museum, Australia

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: photograph
Maker: unknown
Place made: Australia
Date made: 1834
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 10 in x 15 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Monochrome photograph of a painting or drawing of a whaling scene. The left and right edges are slightly out of focus. Depicts a whaling ship with a strip of blubber attached to the rigging, and sailors cutting into it. On whaleships, once a whale was killed, it would be skinned in a spiral fashion via pulling up strips of blubber using the rigging, as shown. There are four more whaleships in the background, and seabirds above the water.


AF-WB-0575

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