Artist: Mort Kunstler
Title: Rough Riders, The
Size: 21" x 28"
Edition: Artist Signed and Numbered, Limited Edition to 100
Medium: Giclee on Canvas
About the Art: When the sinking of the battleship Maine in Cuban waters made war almost inevitable, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt formed a special regiment of “Rough Riders”- a term he coined – to be drawn from cattlemen, miners, big game hunters, and others, for service in the coming war. The regiment, under the command of Roosevelt and Colonel Leonard Wood, trained at Tampa, Florida, then embarked for Santiago, Cuba, in whose spacious harbor the Spanish fleet had assembled; the Spanish army had dug in atop the ridge of San Juan Hill.