Huggins, William John 1781-1845 :South Sea whale fishery / painted by W.J.Huggins ; engraved by T.Sutherland. London, published January 1, 1825, by W.J.Huggins, Marine Painter ...
Depicts whaling activities off the Indonesian island of Buru, near present-day Suluwesi. At the time the expression "South Sea fishery" related to all oceans below the southern tip of Greenland
Extended Title - Title continues: A representation of the ships Amelia Wilson & Castor off the Island of Bouro with their boats & crew in the various process of fishing shewing the manner the spermaceti whales are caught, also the mode of cutting them into the ship & boiling the oil upon deck. Added inscriptions: The head of a large whale in the agonies of death. A boat destroyed by a wounded whale. This plate is most respectfully dedicated to Ph.p Skelton, And.w Stirton, Wm Nichols Esqrs, owners of the said ships by their most obedient humble servant W.J.Huggins
For further information see: Ingalls, S. Whaling prints in the Francis B. Lothrop Collection. (Salem, Mass., Peabody Museum of Salem, 1987) (Art Rm q 769.432 / Pea /1987) cat. no.z 103, 104.
Quantity: 1 colour art print(s).
Physical Description: Aquatint, hand-coloured image 350 x 505 mm plate-mark 440 x 570 mm on sheet 572 x 686 mm
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 colour art print(s), Works of art, Aquatints, Seascapes, Aquatint, hand-coloured image 350 x 505 mm plate-mark 440 x 570 mm on sheet 572 x 686 mm, Orientation: Horizontal imageSee original record
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