Carved and Painted Whale Board by George Grant
Carved and painted six whale species board attributed to George Grant of Nantucket (1857-1942).
Grant, the son of whaling captain Charles Grant, was born in 1857 during a whaling voyage. His mother, Nancy Grant traveled with her husband and gave birth to all her children at ports in the Pacific during voyages.
George Grant harpooned his first whale at age sixteen and continued in the whaling business into his thirties.
Later, as curator of the Whaling Museum, he was a wonderful source of information about Nantucket’s whaling past.