Shooting the Harpoon at a Whale

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: colored aquatint
Maker: Orme, Edward; Clark, John Heaviside; Dubourg, M.
Place made: United Kingdom, England
Date made: 1813
Materials: ink;paper
Measurements: 8 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in
Nomenclature: whaling; whale fishery
Classification: fishing

Dated 1813, hand colored aquatint (a method of etching a printing plate so that tones similar to watercolor washes can be reproduced) of a whaling scene, drawn by John Heaviside Clark (1770-1836) and engraved by Matthew Dubourg. This plate entitled: "Shooting A Harpoon At A Whale." It is taken from "Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes &c.&c." published by Edward Orme, London 1814. This is plate IV of 4 whaling prints included in the book.


Related People

Clark, John Heaviside
Scottish printmaker, ca. 1770-1836