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An English whaler is seen in the centre in stern and port-quarter view. To the left a similar ship lies at anchor in port-broadside view. In the left foreground is an ice floe with two polar bears facing towards the central whaler. Two small boats and a whaler are in the centre and right foregound. The boat to the right is alongside the whale and one man stands up holding a harpoon which he has speared into the side of the whale, which sends up water through its spout.
oil on canvas
H 26 x W 43 cm