Fortunino Matania (biography)Medium:
Limited edition Lithograph print on PaperSize:
15" x 10" (381mm x 254mm)Date:
Signed by artist lower rightThis is a Signed Limited edition print.
Taking The Wounded Aboard A British Ambulance Train on the Western Front (World War I). One of a series of 12 artist proof signed prints produced for the Sphere & Tatler in 1916, 'With the British Army on the Western Front'.
(On arrival at the railhead, or at any other place where sick and wounded are to be taken up, the O.C. of the train receives from the Ambulance Train Embarkation Medical Officer a list of patients who are for the train, so many "sitting" cases and so many " lying" or stretcher cases. Either he or one of the two junior M.O.'s of the train or both of them, remain on the platform and with this list check each patient and he arrives, and detail him a place on the train.
The sisters remain on the train and receive patients and see that they are comfortably settled, fed and attended to. Orderlies also remain on each coach to help receive the wounded. Other orderlies unload the patients from the ambulances and carry them to the medical officer, who details them to different coaches.
Sometimes the wounded arrive so quickly that the staff are obliged to set them down in rows. In the latest British-made trains the wounded are passed easily through the wide folding doors. The men are very clever at raising the wounded without jarring them.)
This art features as Fig. 93 in the book The Art of Fortunino Matania: catalogue of original art & prints
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