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South Sea Whale Fishery

2006.44.801 (RS84928)

Description

Framed engraving of a ship in the middleground with longboats with men catching whales in the foreground. Another ship is in the background to the left and a land mass is in the background to the right.

Details

Maker
Sutherland, Thomas, 1785-1838 (Engraver)
After Huggins, William John, 1781-1845 (Artist)
Date
ca. 1825
Inscriptions
"PAINTED BY W.J. HUGGINS / Marine Painter to his MAJESTY / The Head of a Large Whale in the Agonies of Death. / London, Published Jany 1, 1825 by W.J. Huggins Marine Painter; 105 Leadenhall Street. A Boat destroy'd by a Wounded Whale. / ENGRAVED BY T. SUTHERLAND. / SOUTH SEA WHALE FISHER / A representation of the Ships Amelia Wilson & Castor off the Island of Bouro with their Boats & Crew in the various process of Fishing showing the manner of the Spermacetti / Whales are caught also the mode of cutting them into the Ship & Boiling the Oil upon Deck. / This Plate is most respectfully Dedicated to Ph Shelton And Stirton & Wm. Nichols. Esqr. Owner of the said Ships by their most Obedient humble Servant / W.J. HUGGINS. / London Published January 1. 1825 by W.J. Huggins. Marine Painter. No. 105 Leadenhall Street. plate from No. 36" (printed)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
ink
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Places
London
London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom)
Descriptive terms
Engraving
engravings (prints)
ink
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
20 15/16 x 24 15/16 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.801
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
179906

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