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Mar16 Gallery

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Choose from 232 pictures in our Mar16 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.


Roman Chariot Races at the British Empire Exhibition Featured Print

Roman Chariot Races at the British Empire Exhibition

The Great Circus at Wembley - The Thrilling Roman Chariot Races at Wembley Stadium. A new thrill for visitors to the British Empire Exhibition, based on the races in the famous Circus Maximus in Rome at the time of the emperor. The races, organised by Messrs Ginnett and Robertson, comprised 400-500 performers taking part in each of two daily performances of this mammoth circus in the stadium. Depicted by Fortunino Matania, special artist for The Sphere who drew many historical reconstructions (even though this is a contemporary illustration of an actual historical reconstruction!). Date: 1925

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Mimi and Tou-tou: a Thames to Tanganyika romance Featured Print

Mimi and Tou-tou: a Thames to Tanganyika romance

Mimi and Tou-tou: a Thames to Tanganyika romance. The overland journey made from the Cape to Central Africa, and the victorious battles fought on Lake Tanganyika by the British naval expedition with the two armed motor boats Mimi and Tou-tou, stand out as wonders of the war. Upper image shows hoisting the Union Jack at Fungurumee, the base camp for the bush trek to Lake Tanganyika. Lower image shows native women following the British commander to his camp and chanting songs of praise after the Von Wiessman flagship of the German flotilla had been sunk.
1916

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Pompeii as it was in Ancient Days by Matania Featured Print

Pompeii as it was in Ancient Days by Matania

Life in Pompeii 2000 years ago. A new reconstruction series by Fortunino Matania, no. III. Bringing in the new wine to Pompeii after the October vintage. The opening up of new excavations in Pompeii in 1924 led the Sphere special artist and expert in historical reconstruction, paint a series of scenes of daily life in ancient Pompeii. A new vintage of wine is brought into Pompeii from the countryside by means of specially constructed cars, each containing a skin of wine. The latter was the skin of a cow, with the neck tied up at the front and the tail serving as the only outlet. The car was pulled by two horses along the streets of the town, passing exactly over a causeway of raised stones such as were to be found in every Pompeiian street. Not possessing drains, during rainy weather, the streets of Pompeii were flooded by rain water flowing down to the Tiber, consequently passers-by were forced to cross the street on the raised causeway. The wine car stopped before various taverns, and all the 'anfore' were brought out to be filled. The drawing represents the filling of these anfore. The car was drawn from a fresco discovered at Pompeii. At the time of this drawing by Matania (who had been born in Naples), the same scenes were enacted before the cantine of Naples, which have been built on the same lines as those of Pompeii. Cars loaded with barrels still unloaded the new wine coming from the same vineyards. Date: 1924

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans