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Flying Fish pursued by Dolphins
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: wood engraving
Maker: Dargent, Yan; Aterington; T. Nelson & Sons
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1871-1893
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 3 1/2 in x 5 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Colored engraving depicting a school of flying fish, wings outstretched, flying across the sea. Several dolphins are jumping out of the water to hunt them; two dolphins at the center of the composition are depicted with flying fish in their mouth. Artist names are printed atop waves on the bottom corners. Three distant ships on the horizon. Under the image is printed, "FLYING-FISH PURSUED BY DOLPHINS."