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Jonah Cast Into the Sea

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Fletcher, Alexander
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1839
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 6 1/4 in x 6 1/4 in
Nomenclature: Jonah
Classification: whales

Black and white engraving of Jonah falling headfirst from a boat into the trough of a wave. The whale is visible in the bottom right corner. The text atop reads "Jonah Cast Into the Sea. Jonah I. ver.15." and the text below is a verse: "When Jonah sank into the Sea,/ The God whose Preacher he must be;/ Prepared a fish his life to save;/ Beneath the deep and stormy wave".


AF-JX-0122A

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