Gilpin, William A. – Scrimshaw Artist

William A. Gilpin

William Gilpin and the Jack Tar tooth were discussed in the December 2008 issue of the Maine Antique Digest by Stuart Frank, senior curator at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. He called the Ceres tooth with the figure of Jack Tar not only one of the best and most important works of scrimshaw to have emerged in a decade, but also a key to the identity of an entire highly regarded [...] Click here to continue reading.


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