An American colored lithograph maritime scene. Originally published in 1862 this is a later vintage reprint. The frame was lined with a New York Times newspaper dated 1942.
Sperm Whaling, The Capture
Mat and gilt ebonized frame
From drawings by Albert Van Beest (Dutch, 1820-60) | Robert Swain Gifford (American, 1840-1905). Corrected by Benjamin Russel Esq.
Framer label (on reverse): Established 1870 / J. Assenheim & Son / Importers of Paintings Etchings-Sportings, Etc. / Fine Picture Framing / 37 New Street / New York.
Early 20th century
Width 23 Depth 0.75 Height 19 inches
Sight: Width 17 Height 12 inches
Note: some yellowing to paper.