- Museum number
- Object: A Trew Draught of the Whale as he was seen at Blackwall Dock
Whale washed up on the banks of the Thames, with spectators at right, visitors on boats approaching the shore at left and view of east London in the background. c.1690
- Production date
- 1690 (circa)
Height: 245 millimetres
Width: 310 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Sheila O'Connell, 'The Popular Print in England', BM 1999, cat. 4.38, pp. 102-103.
The title is along the top. Below is (preserving the misspellings): 'This monsterous Fish is 57 foot in lenght & near 40 foot about, he is more in hight, than in breath, and is taken to be a matter of 50 Tunn in Wight. He was first discover'd near the Bouy of the Nore. Where he was fier'd at by a King's Yoath so received sum Wound, & made toward the shoure so came along by ye Hoop & beat himselfe upon ye Sand after that he was Harpoon'd & Taken, then Bought by a quacor etc.'
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000 Oct-Dec, Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, Popular Print in England
2001 Feb-Apr, Glasgow, Hunterian AG, Popular Print in England
2001 Apr-Jun, Manchester, Whitworth AG, Popular Print in England
2001 Jun-Aug, Bradford, Cartwright Hall, Popular Print in England
- Acquisition notes
- See comment on Z,1.1.
- Prints and Drawings
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