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Choose from 150 pictures in our Austin 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.


Featured Print

Auckland's advance from its battalion headquarters

This drawing relates to an incident on the 14th/15th September 1916 and is described in a book entitled 'A Saga of the Sword' by Austin F. Britten, published by Arrowsmith, London 1928. The chapter, entitled 'The End of an Epoch', contains the following map reference : S11 b4.9. This is right in the middle of the area of the 2nd Battalion Auckland Regiment which was in No-Man's Land, just a shade short by 50 yards or so of the German Front Line in Coffee Lane. And, no doubt, Matania is attempting to portray an incident in the initial phase of the Auckland's advance from its battalion headquarters, slightly on the right of the fork (La Forche) which is where the New Zealand memorial now stands. It would also appear that four tanks were allocated to the New Zealand Division and all four passed this way towards the fork before spreading out. They were from D Company and were numbered D8, D10, D11 and D12. The actual image was never used in the book (which in the end did not have any illustrations) but no doubt Matania was asked by Austin Britten to produce this incident at the above map reference. The name of the book was written on the back of the picture. 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. Date: 1916

© David Cohen Fine Art/Mary Evans Picture Library

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The Exile by Lloyd Osborne & Austin Strong starring M Harvey

The Exile by Lloyd Osborne (18681947) and Austin Strong (18811952). First produced at the Royalty Theatre in London on 9th May 1903. The play and poster represent Napoleon on St Helena. Martin Harvey was not thought to be suited to the role. The artist is Albert Morrow. It appears in an undated David Allen catalogue as No. 372 (6-sheet). Touring to the Theatre Royal in Edinburgh on 19th September 1903. Date: 1903

© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

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Alfred Austin (1896)

ALFRED AUSTIN, forgettable and unlikeable poet whose profuse output wins him more mockery than praise from the critics but, astonishingly, gets him appointed Poet Laureate, 1896. Date: 1835 - 1913

© Mary Evans Picture Library

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