ART OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR - 1914 -1918
#3219: The famous 4 days retreat from Mons." How…
FORTUNINO MATANIA, RI (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time, his wartime work was immensely popular and appeared in nearly every major newsmagazine, Allied, neutral and Central Powers alike. Literally tens of millions of readers saw wartime events through the medium of Matania's weekly illustrations and, as such, he played an important role in defining people's mental image of what Great War battlefield scenes and soldiers looked like.
"The famous 4 days retreat from Mons." How the wounded helped the wounded between Le Cateau and Landrecies. "With the British Army on the Western Front" - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere.
11" x 16" - 28 x 41 cm.
Signed in pencil