Whalers (J. M. W. Turner)
|Artist||J. M. W. Turner|
|Dimensions||91.8 cm × 122.6 cm (36.1 in × 48.3 in)|
|Location||Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York|
Whalers is an 1845 painting by British artist J. M. W. Turner. Done in oil on canvas, the work depicts a whaling ship and her launches pursuing a whale. The work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The painting depicts a wounded sperm whale thrashing in a sea of foam and blood. In the background is a ghostly three-masted whaling vessel.
The work is on view at The Metropolitan Museum's Gallery 808
- "Whalers". Retrieved 2018-10-26.
- "In Turner Paintings at the Met, the Bloody Business of Whaling". Retrieved 2018-10-08.
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