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The Right Whale Porpoise

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: watercolor
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: date unknown
Materials: watercolors; pencil; ink; paper
Measurements: 4 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Classification: whales

Color hand-painted illustration of a porpoise; watercolors atop a pencil outline. The animal has a white snout and underside and a grey back, and white flippers with a black half-crescent towards the tail end of the animal. The artist has rendered the shadow under the animal in grey. It has a small eye set back from its snout, almond-shaped with a grey iris and a small white area representing a shine or reflection. Under the image is handwritten ink ink, "The Right Whale Porpoise".