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
In front and behind the scenes at the Coliseum, London
A great stage and a great curtain: in front and behind the scenes at the Coliseum, London. Top centre: a diagrammatic view of the revolving stage. Bottom centre: Byam Shaw's design for a curtain design, featuring notable actors, actresses, comedians, musicians and playwrights of the past and present. Four photographs show technical and electrical equipment backstage.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Scott of the Antarctic - page from The Sphere
Page from the special Scott of the Antarctic memorial number featuring a photograph of the Scott Antarctic medal, presented to the team after returning from their first successful expedition in 1904, a photograph of Scott himself surveying ice through a telescope and the expedition's photographer Herbert Ponting. The bottom half of the page is decorated with a beautifully drawn polar themed border featuring skis, huskies, supplies and equipment.
© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 - https://copyrighthub.org/s0/hub1/creation/maryevans/MaryEvansPictureID/10419370