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Passing of a Whaling Ship

Charles Henry Gifford (1839-1904)

Date

Unknown

Medium

Oil/canvas

Dimensions (Framed)

25" x 30"

Dimensions (Artwork)

18" x 24"

Passing of a Whaling Ship by Charles Henry Gifford (1839-1904)
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Painting shows the whaler beached; the hull bottom is exposed with lots of detail.

Oil of Provincetown whaler "Antarctic" ready to be broken up. Painting shows the whaler beached with sail boats sailing in calm waters behind the vessel. The hull bottom is exposed with lots of detail. Fairhaven, Massachusetts is in the background.

This painting is also pictured in the book "Whale Ships and Whaling" by Albert Cook Church of New Bedford, Mass.

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