Painting of Whale and Ships

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Oil painting on board by R. Costa.  The painting shows a large black whale in the foreground, with the port view of an unidentified ship with sails furled in the background.  There is a starboard view of another unidentified ship to the left, which also has sails furled.  The sky and water are shades of blue.  The painting is signed by the artist in the lower right.  From the Margaret P. Mallory Collection.