On a Stormy Sea by Nicholas Berger(554 views)
Maritime oil painting of the most famous Nantucket whaling ship in history, the Essex. The Essex was a successul whaler, but it was her unfortunate destruction by a sperm whale?and the unspeakable horrors that befell her crew afterward?that served as the inspiration for the first Great American Novel, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale.
Dimensions: 22 x 31 in.
Artist or Maker: Nicholas Berger (American, b. 1949)
Medium: oil on panel