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Whaling Scene

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: watercolor
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1800-1899
Materials: watercolors; paper
Measurements: 13 in x 9 1/2 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Watercolor depicting a whaler flying the American flag, with a circle of stars with at least one central star in the canton. Smoke is rising up from the fire used to process blubber on deck, and the crew are cutting-in a whale; another dead whale is marked by a second American flag at right.