A builder's half model of the steam yacht Corsair (II)
American, 19th century
the hull, built up in lifts and finished with a dark red bottom, drawn and detailed rudder and propeller, rust waterline, and black topsides with inset portholes, cove rail, stump bow sprit and figurehead, the deck detailed with whaleback, companionway, deck houses, funnel painted buff, stump masts, and other details. Mounted on a mahogany backboard.
12 x 43-3/4 in. (30.4 x 111.1 cm.) backboard.