Nantucket Whaling Diorama

Description

Large rectangular shadow box depicting a whaleboat, partially airborn, having been stove by a Sperm whale.

The carvings of the whale, boat, line, tubs and figures are very detailed, with the waves stepped and painted to create a visual action. The background has a Whaler painted in the distance. The frame is vinegar-grain painted with an engraved tablet titled Nantucket Whaling. It can either stand on its own or be mounted on a wall.

Height 16 ¾ inches, Width 49 ¼, Depth 6 ½ inches

$3,800.

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