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The whaler 'Harpooner', 1830s.


The whaler 'Harpooner', 1830s.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


Oil painting dated c 1855-1870 of a whaling ship of the 1830s sailing near a lighthouse. The ship has a more elaborate stern than was usual in whalers, and sails and rigging typical of the period. The Harpooner was lost at sea in 1833.

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