South Sea Whale Fishery

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1825

GUSN

GUSN-179906

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

Descriptive Terms

engravings (prints)
paper (fiber product)
ink
wood (plant material)
Engraving

Inscription

"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.),

Additional Identification Number

P378
FA044

Maker

Sutherland, Thomas, 1785-1838 (Engraver)
After Huggins, William John, 1781-1845 (Artist)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

20 15/16 x 24 15/16 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.801

Places

London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom)
London