Fortunino Matania (biography)Medium:
Limited edition Lithograph print on PaperSize:
15" x 10" (381mm x 254mm)Date:
Signed by Artist lower leftThis is a Signed Limited edition print.
The Famous Four-Day Retreat From Mons: How the Wounded Helped The Wounded (World War I). One of a series of 12 artist proof signed prints produced for the Sphere & Tatler in 1916, 'With the British Army on the Western Front'. It was 2:30 in the afternoon, and between Le Cateau and Landrecies, and a party of wounded soldiers were resting on the floor of a small church over which the Red Cross flag was floating.
A German shell burst open the door, smashing the beautiful pillars and moulded stonework, and further shells continued to burst upon the building, and so the wounded men, bearing as best they could their more severely wounded comrades along with them, fled to a more sheltered spot.
This art features as Fig. 89 in the book The Art of Fortunino Matania: catalogue of original art & prints