Goodbye Old Man - Soldier and dying horse during WWI
Goodbye Old Man is a striking image of a soldier bidding farewell to his fatally injured horse. Goodbye Old Man was commissioned by the Blue Cross in 1916 to raise money to help horses on active service.
The artist is Fortunino Matania and it is one of his most famous war-time illustrations. Fortunino Matania (1881 - 1963) was born in Naples.
During and after the war, his work adorned many a history book. During the 1st World War Matania mainly worked for the British magazine The Sphere as their star illustrator, usually producing one full page illustration or more per weekly issue.
He was also employed by the British government and commissioned by individual British regiments. He visited the front several times which allowed him to view wartime conditions at first hand and talk with soldiers about their experiences. From sketches and memory he could then finish a painting, often within a few days.
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A Cat and Dog Life by George Studdy
Bonzo finds that sharing life with the household cat bears out the old phrase - a cat-and-dog life. Bonzo, the cartoon canine creation of artist George Studdy in The Sketch, finds that an unfriendly feline housemate does not make for a tranquil home life. Credit line must read: Estate of George Studdy/Gresham Marketing Ltd./Mary Evan"
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'Reading Aloud', 1884, (1936). Creator: Albert Joseph Moore
'Reading Aloud', 1884, (1936). Women in classical dress recline while reading a book. Victorian oil on canvas by Albert Joseph Moore (1841-1893). Held at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. From "Bibby's Annual 1936", edited by Joseph Bibby. [J. Bibby & Sons, Ltd., Liverpool, 1936]
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