Duncan, Edward, 1803-1882 :South sea whale fishing / drawn by Duncan. W J Linton, Sc. Illustrated London news, 20 November 1847, page 328 top.
Reference Number: PUBL-0033-1847-328
Shows a whale "in his 'flurry', or dying". A sperm whale lies on its back, surrounded by three rowboats. In the boat at the right are six figures, four rowing and two standing; one of those standing pushes a harpoon into the whale. The boat in the left foreground is sinking with two men on board. The third rowboat is in the middle distance with two sailing ships in the distance. According to the account cited on pages 328-329, it is blood rather than water gurgling from the spout of the dying whale. (Quotation from "Mr Beale in his excellent 'Natural history of the spern whale'").
1 image, categorised under Conjectural works and Wood engravings, related to Edward Duncan, William James Linton, Illustrated London News (Newspaper), Antarctic Ocean, Whaling - Antarctic Ocean, Whalers (persons), Whaling ships - Pacific Area, Dinghies and Whales.
Duncan, Edward, 1803-1882 :South sea whale fishing / drawn by Duncan. W J Linton, Sc. Illustrated London news, 20 November 1847, page 328 top., Reference Number PUBL-0033-1847-328 (1 digitised items)
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