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The Whale Fishery, "Laying On"

Nathaniel Currier

American Art

MEDIUM Hand-colored lithograph on wove paper
DATES 1852
DIMENSIONS Sheet: 10 1/16 x 14 1/8 in. (25.5 x 35.8 cm) Image: 8 1/4 x 12 13/16 in. (21 x 32.5 cm)
SIGNATURE Signed, below plate, lower left, printed: "LITH & PUB. BY N. CURRIER,".
INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed, below plate, lower left, printed: "LITH & PUB. BY N. CURRIER,"; below plate, lower center, printed: "THE WHALE FISHERY 'LAYING ON'". / Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1852 by N. Currier, in the Clerk's Office of the District-Court of the Southern District of N. Y."; beow plate, lower right, pritned: "152 NASSAU STREET N.Y.".
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Harry Elbaum in honor of Daniel Brown, art critic
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