Half Hull Model by Jas.W Folger
Half hull model of a Nantucket Whaleboat by James Walter Folger, circa 1904. The boat is carved from a solid piece of wood with black paint and gold leaf. Mounted on a painted Pine background with water and sky and boats in the distance. The original frame which is nicely crackled is also carved from Pine and painted brown with gold leaf fillet molding.
Signed and dated on the back in ink, “Jas. W. Folger, Nantucket 1904.” Measures: 15 ¼” x 28 ½”.