Dancer. Triclinium's Tomb. Etruscan art
Dancer. Detail of a banquet scene. Etruscan art. Fresco. ITALY. LAZIO. VITERBO. Tarquinia. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Tarquinia (National Museum of Tarquinia). Proc: ITALY. LAZIO. VITERBO. Tarquinia. Necropolis of Monterozzi. Tomb of the Triclinium.
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Turco-Italian War - farewell to wives & families, by Matania
The Turco-Italian War - off to Tripoli: The last farewell to wives and families. The scene outside the Royal Naval barracks at St. Lucia, Naples. Wive and mothers congregate in the yard outside the barracks in the hope of spending a few last moments with sailors before they departed for the war. The sailors pass through a subterranean passage to the yard depicted by the artist. The old iron gates seen were at a disused entrance, long since permanently closed. Date: 1911
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Burrs Mill, Bury - Italian internees, WWII - Matania
Interior view of Burrs Mill, Bury, Lancashire, a former mill and bleaching factory, which was used to intern Italian prisoners during the Second World War. The building was dilapidated, with puddles and grease on the floors, and consequently most uncomfortable for inmates, many of whom were then sent onwards to the Isle of Man. The painting is by Italian artist Fortunino Matania, who had lived in the UK since 1904, was special artist of The Sphere magazine and had painted hundreds of pictures during the First World War from the Allied point of view. Matania was briefly interned, part of the British government's 'Collar the lot!' policy during war, but later released. It is likely that the figure standing, centre left, is him.
© The Estate of Fortunino Matania / Mary Evans Picture Library