Saturday, 21 December 2013

The Whale

Here's a fine painting urgently in need of restoration: Amy B. Atkinson's The Lamp. Note the crazy paving of cracks and a few white patches, which suggest the paint is already flaking off. It's owned by York Museums Trust. The reason I chanced upon this painting is that BBC One is promoting its true-life drama The Whale (CLICK). The Nantucket whaling ship Essex was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, inspiring Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. CLICK for Your Paintings featuring pictures about whaling.


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