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Northern Whale Fishery

2006.44.812 (RS84939)

Description

Framed lithograph of a whale fishery. There are four ships in view and fourteen longboats. The ships are surrounded by ice and in the left background is a shipwreck on the ice. There are walruses, whales, seals and narwhales in the lower left corner. Numerous figures are pictured hunting, killing and harvesting whales and seals.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"NORTHERN WHALE FISHERY / A representation of the ship HARMONY of HULL, and other Vessels with their Boats & Crews in the various process of attacking and killing the Whale in / Davis Straits and Greeland with the mode of Flinching & taking in the blubber." (printed)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
ink
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
ink
lithographs
paper (fiber product)
Print
prints (visual works)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
24 11/16 x 33 5/16 x 11/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.812
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
179961

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