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Carved and Painted Humpback Whale Plaque by Thomas DeMont, Martha's Vineyard

Price: $1,475.00

A Folk Art Hand Carved Humpback Whale Plaque, by the late renown Edgartown scrimshaw artist Thomas DeMont, 2010, a flat carved pine Humpback Whale with applied long pectoral fin, dramatically carved tail flukes with their wavy trailing edge, carved and glass inlaid eye, and including details such as the characteristic head tubercles, the barnacle encrustations or callosities on the fin, and the rorqual grooves along the lower mouth and belly; the painted finish was masterfully applied to create a very textured surface; signed and dated on the reverse.

Thomas J. DeMont, Jr. (1941 - 2011) was born and lived on our neighboring island Martha's Vineyard. A self-taught folk artist, he established his Edgartown Scrimshaw Gallery in 1978 and became one of the most acclaimed and respected scrimshaw artists in the country. He was a very talented and kind man, one of those rare individuals of whom never a bad word is heard, and he remains fondly missed. This is one of the last whale plaques Thomas carved before passing away.

Measures: 10 in H x 28 7/8 in L

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