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Harpooning a Whale

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: woodcut
Maker: unknown
Place made: United States
Date made: 1700-1799
Materials: ink; paper; mounted
Measurements: 4 3/4 in x 6 in
Nomenclature: whaling scene
Classification: whales

Woodcut depicting the harpooning of a sperm whale in stormy waters. Two sailors standing in separate rowboats on opposite sides of the whale prepare to harpoon the whale.