1916 SOMME BATTLE Soldiers Ammo Box MATANIA ARTIST WW1 War Print

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Two scenes from drawings by Fortunino Matania, and Amédée Forestier.
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This listing is for a full page from a publication, as the date states and not a modern reproduction.

The subject is

The First World War.

A full page print from a drawing by Fortunino Matania. It shows two soldiers bringing up ammunition under fire in a Somme advance.

Info. Chevalier Fortunino Matania (1881 –1963) was an Italian born artist noted for his realistic portrayal of World War I trench warfare and of a wide range of historical subjects. The Matania family from Naples were well known in the field of documentary art/illustrations in the latter part of 19thC and first half of the 20thC. They were also illustrators of World War I scenes for various publications.

On the reverse is a full page print from a drawing by A. Forestier. It shows French children selling chocolate and apples to British soldiers in a courtyard. The little girl has clogs on. Amédée Forestier (1854 – 1930) was an Anglo-French artist and illustrator. Keenlyside


Provenance: The Great War - Amalgamated Press. Published circa 1916.


The page measures 310 x 225 mm (12.25 x 8.75 inches) approx. There are images on both sides. There is a little age yellowing with handling marks to the edges. This item will be packaged in a board backed envelope. The watermark on the map is for the listing image only and is not on the actual print.


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Condition Used
Weight 0.1kg