• Panorama Rouen 1431
    created by Yadegar Asisi in 2016
    photo © asisi

Whaling Voyage Round the World

ThemeThe story begins with a whaler leaving New Bedford heading to sea, meeting ships homeward bound, scenes of the Azores and Cape Verde, the coast of South America, round Cape Horn toward the Pacific Islands with scenes of lowering boats, taking whales, cutting in and all aspects of the whaling voyage.
AddressNew Bedford Whaling Museum
United States of America
Date of creation1848
Artist(s)Benjamin Russell, Caleb P. Purrington
Dimensions2.44 x 389 m (8 1/2 ft. x 1275 ft.)
Techniquewatercolor on canvas
Historical referencesWaterbase paint on canvas sheeting
(four rolls) with bolt rope along top edge are the ingredients for this very large panorama. Some sections have been cut and are out of sequence.
Type of art and media formMoving panorama
Presentation statusin storage
OwnerNew Bedford Whaling Museum