Nantucket Sleigh Ride

This image depicts an awesome oil painting, by Robert E. Sticker, a highly respected American artist who lived from 1922 to 2011.

It is the artist’s interpretation of the “Nantucket Sleigh Ride,” an adrenalin-producing event which occurred after whalers harpooned a whale.

As the injured whale reacted to the trauma, swimming away from its hunters, it pulled the small whaleboat and its crew behind. Eventually, the whale would tire and die.

Copyright Robert Sticker, all rights reserved. Image provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with Sticker’s work. Online via J. Russell Jinishian Gallery, Inc.

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Media Credits

J. Russell Jinishian Gallery, Inc, Robert Sticker

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