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Melville’s Inspiration

Melville's Inspiration by ©Jenness Cortez

©Jenness Cortez
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    Acrylic on mahogany panel, 18 by 24 inches

    “The Whale Fishery ‘Laying On’” Hand-colored lithograph, 1852 by Nathaniel Currier,
        based on a painting by Ambroise Louis Garneray. Private collection.

    Scrimshaw whale tooth by W. L. Roderick, mid-19th century,
        Inscribed at tip “The Tooth of a Sperm Whale Captured March 30th 1855.”

    Herman Melville portrait by Joseph Oriel Eaton, 1870. Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University.

    American Folk Art Nantucket sperm whale nautical sailor whirligig.

    Nantucket Inquirer clipping, August 4, 1827.

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