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1915 (Matania original prints)
A Ruse de Guerre: Keeping off a Night Attack (original cover page The Sphere 1915) (Print)

A Ruse de Guerre: Keeping off a Night Attack  (original cover page The Sphere 1915) (Print) by 1915 (Matania original prints) at The Illustration Art Gallery

Ref: MataniaSP25Dec15 (Click for LARGE picture)

Artist: Fortunino Matania (biography)
Medium: Lithograph print on Paper
Size: 9" x 15" (240mm x 380mm)
Date: 1915

This is a print.

This is the printed cover page from The Sphere dated December 25th 1915 and is taken from Matania's personal archives.

"During the retirement to a new line of trenches a handful of men were left behind to personate a company as best they could while our men were withdrawing. I saw one of our fellows firing his rifle and also blazing away with a star pistol. The result was that the enemy was successfully bluffed into imagining that we were there in force." Matania personally witnessed this scene.

This image is featured in the book The Art of Fortunino Matania: catalogue of original art & prints as FIG 161.

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1915 (Matania original prints)

1915 (Matania original prints)