Selected Paintings and Drawings
"View Down the Acushnet River," 1853. Oil on canvas. William Allen Wall (1801-1885)
Selected Paintings and Drawings from the Collection
The criteria for this selection are aesthetics and historical significance, with a maximum of three works by any one artist. For more detailed information on any of these artworks input the accession number, artist, or title within the search function of our online database or visit our Collections Search web page.
Dutch Old Master Paintings
The Kendall whaling collection was founded by Henry P. Kendall (1879-1959) about the time he graduated from Amherst College in 1899. Over the next two or three decades, his success as a
manufacturer of medical textiles provided the wherewithal to increase his collecting purview, so that his initial concentration upon harpoons and whalecraft led ultimately, and perhaps inevitably to a broader appreciation of whaling history, technology, and art on an international scale.