Brian Sanders (British, B. 1937) "USS Olympia" Signed lower right. Original Oil painting on Masonite.
Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation.
The USS Olympia was the flagship of Commodore George Dewey, who engaged the Spanish Fleet in 1898 at Manila during the Spanish-America War. Following his historic command, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley," Dewey's squadron proceeded to decimate the Spanish ships, thereby avenging the sinking of the Maine in Havana harbor by alleged Spanish saboteurs.
Image Size: 10.5 x 13 in.
Overall Size: 14.5 x 17 in.
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