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Painting of the Whale Hunt


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

This painting from the logbook of the ship Iris shows many whaleboats hunting sperm whales. In the background, a whaleship is hoisting a large "blanket piece" of blubber onto the deck to try-out.

c. 1845
Width: 7.4" Length: 13.4"
Richard E. Norton

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