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Fortunino Gallery

Available as Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 188 pictures in our Fortunino collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Australian troops counter-attack at Amiens, WW1 Featured Print

Australian troops counter-attack at Amiens, WW1

Australian troops hold the line at Villers Bretonneux nine miles east of Amiens during a German attack during the Battle of Amiens in April 1918. The image was an accurate impression by Sphere special artist, Fortunino Matania, having been reconstructed with the help of eyewitness accounts and official material. In the foreground, an infantryman, his rifle slung over his shoulder, takes over a Lewis Gun whose crew had been put out of action. Behind that can be seen another soldier hitting a German with his tin helmet (having already strangled another with his bare hands) while a third German attempts to flee down a railway cutting but is stopped by the gun fire of the Australian officer's batman. Date: 1919

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Repulsing the famous Prussian guard at Ypres Featured Print

Repulsing the famous Prussian guard at Ypres

Repulsing the famous Prussian guard at Ypres. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere, though the illustration was first done in 1914 . 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 news magazine, 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. Date: 1914

© David Cohen Fine Art/Mary Evans Picture Library

Sketches at the Royal Tournament Featured Print

Sketches at the Royal Tournament

Leaves from an artist's sketch book - impressions of some of the figures and incidents at the Royal tournament by Fortunino Matania. The first vignette shows the quarterstaff display between Robin Hood and Little John (a humorous interlude). On the right is one of the 1st Life Guards in the musical double ride and below him one of O Battery (the Rocket Troop) of the Royal Horse Artillery who perform their difficult Musical Drive with whirling guns. The centre figure is that of Britannia, before whom the Royal Navy, past and present - passes in review at the end of the pageant. Finally, a vignette of the rapier and dagger display. Date: 1922

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans