Whale Brought Along-side a Ship

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: colored aquatint
Maker: Dubourg, M.; Clark, John Heaviside; Orme, Edward
Place made: United Kingdom, England
Date made: 1813
Materials: ink; paper; pigment
Measurements: 8 1/2 in x 10 3/4 in
Nomenclature: whaling; whale fishery
Classification: fishing

Hand-colored aquatint (a method of etching a printing plate so that tones similar to watercolor washes can be reproduced). Detailed close-up view from the water looking up to the ship's hull and lower rigging, with four small boats clustered beside the ship, the sailors cutting at the mostly submerged whale


Related People

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