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Choose from 18873 pictures in our Literature collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Goodbye Old Man - Soldier and dying horse during WWI Featured Literature Print

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

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 -

Botallack Copper Mine, Cornwall - 1833 woodcut Featured Literature Print

Botallack Copper Mine, Cornwall - 1833 woodcut

Woodcut illustration from 'The Saturday Magazine', Volume 87, November 9th, 1833, an educational magazine 'under the Direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education Appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Price One Penny'. This woodcut shows the entrance to the Botallack Copper Mine, in Cornwall (now closed)

© Linda Steward

Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall Featured Literature Print

Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

Jamaica Inn, a Grade II listed building on Bodmin Moor near Bolventor, Cornwall, built as a coaching inn in 1750. Popular with smugglers, it was made famous by a novel of the same name (1936) by Daphne du Maurier. Date: circa 1980s

© Mary Evans Picture Library/ANDREW BESLEY

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