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Great Shoal of Whales, at Stornoway

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: woodcut
Maker: Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1853
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 6 3/4 in x 10 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Newspaper clipping of a print showing a bay in a mountainous area. A large number of whale heads and tails are protruding from the water, and there are twelve rowboats on the water with men hunting the whales. There are two ships on the water. In the background are rolling hills with five buildings, and behind them, mountains. There is a road emerging from a cave in the left-hand foreground. Below the image is printed the title, "GREAT SHOAL OF WHALES, AT STORNOWAY." On the verso is part of an article about construction of a canal across Central America, accompanied by a map of the region.


AF-WB-0782

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