The whale, being hit, tows fast the whaleboat.
After being rammed by a huge whale, the whale ship Essex capsized. The captain ordered the masts to be cut for the ship to roll back and the crew able to walk in to get as many provisions as they could.
On November 20th 1820, the whale ship Essex, from Nantucket has been rammed by a huge 85 feet whale. The ship sank, leaving the 17 crew with just the three whaleboats. They drifted for almost three months and only five survived.
15×22′ – 38x56cm
14×18″ – 36x46cm
12″ – 30 cm diameter – Painted on a whale intervertebral disc.