Whaling off the coast of California
Coleman (American, 19th century)
Karolik cat. no 1194, fig. 290
Image: 46.4 x 70.5 cm (18 1/4 x 27 3/4 in.) Sheet: 51.1 x 73.8 cm (20 1/8 x 29 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Black and colored chalk on prepared board
Not On View
Folk art- sandpapers and pastels. Three-master sailing to right; men in whaleboat harpooning whale in foreground. The ship is the Joseph Grinell, built in Fairhaven, Mass., 1858.
On back of original frame: Ship "Joseph Grinell" (built in Fairhaven, Mass., 1858) Captain William W. Thomas. This picture was crayoned on board the ship by mate named Coleman.
1953, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 12, 1953)
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875