The purpose of the harpoon was not to kill the whales - the killing was done with the lance, a long-shanked instrument with a razor-sharp tip. In order to do this the steersman must position the boat perfectly.
Part of "Through the Spyglass: Turn of the Century Whaling" A Suite of Ten Etchings.
Hand-inked and hand printed without digital technology, each is considered an "original" work of art, numbered 1/30 to 30/30, plus 10 artists' proofs. They are printed on German Hahnemuhle 300 gram paper.
$400 / 15x17 Framed in Real Burl
$1900 / Suite of 10 with Handmade Clamshell Portfololio
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