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Creator:
Print made by John Boydell, 1720–1804, British
after Charles Brooking, 1723–1759, British
Published by John Boydell, 1720–1804, British
Title:

Greenland Fishery

Additional Title(s):

Greenland Whale Fishery

Date:
1754
Medium:
Etching and line engraving with hand coloring on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 5/16 x 20 3/16 inches (36.3 x 51.3 cm), Plate: 11 9/16 x 16 1/2 inches (29.4 x 41.9 cm), and Image: 10 9/16 x 15 7/8 inches (26.9 x 40.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper left: "166/MA."; on back, upper right: "[...] Gno (torn off)"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Brooking Pinx"; lower center: "Greenland Fishery [swirled mark] | Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, & Sold by J Boydell, Engraver at the Unicorn ye corner of Queen Street Cheapside, London 1754. _"; lower right: "Boydell Sculp."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11115
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animals | clouds | cold | fishing | flags | galleons | harbor | hunting | ice | killing | labor | marine art | men | oars | polar bears | rowboats | rowing | sails | sea | seamen | ships | snow | spear | Union Jack | water | whaleships | whaling
Associated Places:
Greenland | North and Central America
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:30537
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