MODERN ART AND ANTIQUE TOYS ARE VERY WELL BROUGHT TOGETHER IN THIS WHOLE COLORFUL WORK.
This very colorful oil on canvas Oil painting is made by Linda Apple
TITEL: Anyfin Is Possible – Fisherman toy boat and Mermaid whimsical storyteller still life
The very rare boat on this picture is made by Fernand Martin and first produced in 1893
The name is: LA CHALOUPE A VAPEUR.
The length is 27.5 cm (10.63) inches
The boat normally has a “rubber band” drive, but if the “rubber band” breaks the mechanism will fall apart and get lost very easily.
The winding handle is at the front of the tip of the boat, the “rubber band” goes through the type of pipe at the bottom of the boat to the rear, there is the mechanism to convert the rotating movement into a pendulum movement.
This pendulum movement is transmitted to the rudder and to the two rods that run to the arms.
It then seems as if the man himself steered the boat by the arm movements.