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Woman and children riding Dolphin

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: print
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1850-1910
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 11 1/4 in x 9 1/4 in
Nomenclature: mythology
Classification: whales

Colored print depicting a woman, in flowing pink drapery, riding atop a stylized whale or dolphin and holding a cut-glass or crystal bottle. She is accompanied by two small boys, one of whom sits in front of her and carries a bow and arrow, ready to fire, and the other of whom floats behind her, carring a small torch. Color is deposited very thickly onto the paper but due to the absence of brushstrokes, does not appear to have been hand-painted.