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The Immense Whale.

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: woodcut
Maker: unknown
Place made: United Kingdom
Date made: 1830
Materials: ink; paper; color wash
Measurements: 7 in x 9 1/4 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Classification: whales

Hand-colored engraving of a large beached whale with spectators--men, women, children, and a dog and horse--gathered around it. Jagged rocks, and what appears to be a cliff, in the background, with two men standing atop the rocks for a better view. Text printed below the image: "THE IMMENSE WHALE. 65 feet long. Found off Greenway Gapp near Brighton. 29 Decr. 1830."