USS CONSTITUTION Cutaway Overview 1997 Version - Rex Stewart
This view gives a better perspective of deck action. It's as if one was viewing the moment 'first-hand'. However, much of the articulate work is below deck where men and officers are cramped.
It is there that I placed more emphasis, as I wanted to illustrate in these wood miniatures the science of gunnery on a naval ship, re: canon run in and canon run out, loading, firing and recoil.
This was the cutaway I wanted to present to the American public in 1997, but it went another route, to my disappointment.