Objects

Whale Fishery. Attacking a Right Whale

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Currier & Ives
Place made: United States, New York
Date made: 1870-1879
Materials: ink; paper; color wash
Measurements: 13 1/4 in x 17 1/4 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Hand-colored lithograph depicting men in a whaling boat attacking a spouting whale from the right; the harpooneers man is about to strike. In the background is a whale ship, where men are engaged in cutting-in a carcass of another whale, and two columns of smoke are rising up either from steam engines or blubber boilers. Title and publisher information, including address "125 Nassau St. New York", are printed in lower margin.


AF-WA-0136

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