MATANIA Fortunino (1881-1963)
‘Regent Street’, Ploegsteert (‘Plugstreet’) Wood, eight miles south of Ypres. Pen, brush, ink and grey wash. Inscribed verso: ‘Passed by the Censor. Major A. Stuart, GHQ, 14.5.15’ and ‘The Sphere 29th May 1915’. Illustrated: The Sphere, London, 29th May, 1915, pp.216-217. Literature: Lucinda Gosling, Goodbye, Old Man: Matania’s Vision of the First World War, History Press, 2014, Ill. p.56. 12x20.5 inches.
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