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Title: "Capturing a Sperm Whale"

Accession Number: 1975.7
Category: PRINTS - AQUATINTS
Type: aquatint
Maker: Hill, J.
Place: South Pacific Ocean
Date: 1835
Materials: paper
Description: Colored aquatint, printed "CAPTURING A SPERM WHALE./ To Messrs N & W. W. Billings Merchants of New London this Print is respectfully inscribed by Cornelius B. Hulsart/ who lost an arm on board their Ship Superior while engaged in the Whale Fishery in the Pacific Ocean." and Published by Cornelius B. Hulsart, & for sale at the Office of the Seaman's Friend Society .../ Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1835 ...; painted by Wm. Page from sketch by C. B. Hulsart; engraved, printed, colored by J. Hill; signature lower left in pencil cut off, possibly "C B Hulsart"; 2 whaleboats & whale in foreground, 2 vessels & whaleboat in background.

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