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This so-called pen-painting on panel provides a graphic description of whaling practices of the seventeenth century. A number of three-masters anchor among the pack ice. The carcasses of the hunted whales float between the ice floes and the ships, while sailors in rowing boats and on the ice prepare to strip the animals’ blubber.
Roelof van Salm worked in the same style as his more widely known father Adriaen van Salm.
oil & grisaille on panel
H 59.6 x W 77.4 cm