Cutting Up a Whale Oil on canvas, 22 by 16, by Edward Kern (1823-1894). Signed by the artist. This painting depicts native half-breeds at work on the whale, 1855. Also present are U.S. Marine guards from the U.S. Sloop-of-War Vincennes, landed to protect a surveying party during the North Pacific Survey Expedition, under Commander John Rodgers, USN. Painting in the U.S. Naval Academy Museum Collection. Transferred from the Bureau of Navigation, 1923. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.