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CAGELOT OF POTWALVIS, lang omtrent 60 voeten, even benoorden Egmond op Zee levend gestrand op den 15 february 1764, den 1 maart aldaar in veiling verkogt voor 810 guldens, den 19 february naar't leeven getekend.
- Haarlem, 1764.Engraving by Cornelis van Noorde of the stranded sperm whale north of Egmond aan Zee in 1764 with inset on top depicting the whale from behind. Ca. 20 x 32,5 cm.* The genre of stranded whale prints in which an actual historical event is realistically depicted with an emphasis on its being drawn from life was very popular. This image shows the 'Cachalot or sperm whale, approximately 60 feet long, just north of Egmond aan Zee stranded alive on February 15, 1764. Sold there on March 1 at an auction for 810 guilders. On February 19 drawn from life and etched on copper in Haarlem by Cornelis van Noorde'. - Fascinating image showing curiosity seekers looking at the whale on the Dutch beach. - Except a small faint stain in fine condition.Muller, Historieplaten, 4150; Ingallis, 380; Brewington 542; See Sliggers & Wertheim, 'Op het strand gesmeten', p.88-89.
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