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Jonah Chapter 1st

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1770
Materials: ink; laid paper; color wash
Measurements: 14 1/4 in x 19 1/4 in
Nomenclature: Jonah
Classification: whales

Hand-colored engraving of a stormy sea with cliffs to the left. On board a small ship, Jonah is being cast overboard. Some ways off to the right, the whale waits with mouth agape. In the background, lightning strikes a dwelling upon the cliffs. On a mountain to the right of that cliff is another dwelling, with a tower. On a lower cliff in the right-hand foreground, five men sit or stand outside a cave, looking on at the scene. Title printed in lower margin, center. Printed at left side of top margin is the text "Plate 87 No. XLV".


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