MATANIA Fortunino (1881-1963)
Snow ball fight behind the Front. Pen, brush, ink and grey wash. Signed. Inscribed verso: ‘Feb.1917. No.44.’ On label: ‘Sph.3/2/1917 p.85’. ‘Stamped: ‘The Sphere No.889’. Illustrated: The Sphere, London, 3rd February, 1917. Literature: Lucinda Gosling, Goodbye, Old Man: Matania’s Vision of the First World War, History Press, 2014, Ill. p.130. 14x10.75 inches.
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