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Mysticate Plate 6

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: woodcut
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1800-1899
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 5 1/4 in x 7 3/4 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Classification: whales

Colored woodcut showing a whale on the surface of the water, facing left and spouting from two blowholes. Under the whale is a rust-colored painted area that may be an attempt to represent blood, as in a whaling scene, or possibly a shadow. Above the image is the text "MYSTICETE" and "PL[backwards F][backwards 1]6".