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A Whale Female and the Windlass Whereby the Whales are brought on shore
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Churchill, John; Churchill, Awnsham
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1744
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 7 3/4 in x 11 1/2 in
Black and white technical depicting of bringing a whale to shore. The engraving presents a female whale who has been brought to shore by means of a windlass, a cylindrical apparatus, that with the turning of the crank, brings in the rope that is attached to the whale.