MATANIA Fortunino (1881-1963)
Afternoon tea in a ruined farmstead behind the British Lines in the Ypres District. Pen, brush, ink, grey wash and gouache. Signed. Inscribed verso: ‘Passed by the Censor Major A. Stuart, GHQ’. ‘No.36 June 1915’. Illustrated: The Sphere, London, 5th June, 1915, pp.240-241. Literature: Lucinda Gosling, Goodbye, Old Man: Matania’s Vision of the First World War, History Press, 2014, Ill. p.57. 13.5x20.75 inches.
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