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Images Dated 30th March 2016

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Woollands store in Knightsbridge by Matania Featured 30 Mar 2016 Print

Woollands store in Knightsbridge by Matania

The Christmas Shopping Season - A Sphere artist visits a West-End House. A scene in the costume salon of Messrs. Woolland's well-known house in Knightsbridge, the centre of fashion. A busy scene captured by the Sphere's special artist, Fortunino Matania, who visited the store of what was once one of London's great shopping establishments. A stream of lady customers, accompanied by their offspring playing with Christmas toys, move about this scene of feminine fashions. Date: 1922

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Forest Trees and Plants, Victorian Botanical Illustration Featured 30 Mar 2016 Print

Forest Trees and Plants, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Forest Trees and Plants: Plate 44, from The Book of Practical Botany in Word and Image (Lehrbuch der praktischen Pflanzenkunde in Wort und Bild), Published in 1886. Copyright has expired on this artwork. Digitally restored

Pompeii as it was in Ancient Days by Matania Featured 30 Mar 2016 Print

Pompeii as it was in Ancient Days by Matania

Life in Pompeii 2000 years ago. A new reconstruction series by Fortunino Matania, no. III. Bringing in the new wine to Pompeii after the October vintage. The opening up of new excavations in Pompeii in 1924 led the Sphere special artist and expert in historical reconstruction, paint a series of scenes of daily life in ancient Pompeii. A new vintage of wine is brought into Pompeii from the countryside by means of specially constructed cars, each containing a skin of wine. The latter was the skin of a cow, with the neck tied up at the front and the tail serving as the only outlet. The car was pulled by two horses along the streets of the town, passing exactly over a causeway of raised stones such as were to be found in every Pompeiian street. Not possessing drains, during rainy weather, the streets of Pompeii were flooded by rain water flowing down to the Tiber, consequently passers-by were forced to cross the street on the raised causeway. The wine car stopped before various taverns, and all the anfore were brought out to be filled. The drawing represents the filling of these anfore. The car was drawn from a fresco discovered at Pompeii. At the time of this drawing by Matania (who had been born in Naples), the same scenes were enacted before the cantine of Naples, which have been built on the same lines as those of Pompeii. Cars loaded with barrels still unloaded the new wine coming from the same vineyards. Date: 1924

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans