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Cutting up a whale - Gathering the Spermacetti from the Head.

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: woodcut
Maker: Tilly, F.A.
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1893
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 4 1/2 in x 6 3/4 in
Nomenclature: technical
Classification: whales

Colored engraving from a 1893 edition of The Picture Magazine, depicting whalers with buckets and hatchets gathering the spermaceti from a large thick slice of whale head, with rigging and the sea in the background. Bottom right, F.A. Tilly signature. Bottom left, another signature--"Eui IMAS"? Below, the title.