The battle of Cardenas Cuba May 11th 1898 where the American torpedo boat Winslow attacked the Spanish ship Antonio Lopez.
Ft. Pitt museum curator's personal collection.
Original gouache signed “Reuterdahl ‘98”portraying the battle of Cardenas Cuba May 11th
1898 where the American torpedo boat Winslow attacked the Spanish ship Antonio Lopez.
The Winslow suffered 20 hits from ship and shore battery but bravely fought on and
established torpedo boats as a force to be reckoned with within the U.S. Navy. The
painting measures 9-1/2” by 15” and is signed lower left. Henry Reuterdahl was born in
Sweden in 1871 and was a war correspondent during the Spanish American War and WW1 and
was an official artist for the U.S. Navy. He won a silver medal at the San Francisco
exposition 1915 also the Beck Prize for water color. Reuterdahl’s works hang in the
U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and in the Navy Dept along with numerous other
See all original artwork by Henry Reuterdahl
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