British 20th C, except portraits, Continental European after 1800, London: Artists and Subjects, Military History 5 Who painted 'The Royal Tournament, 1932'? Could Fortunino Matania (1881–1963) be the artist?

The Royal Tournament, 1932
Topic: Other

The pageant shown was titled 'The First Prince of Wales' – here is a photograph: http://bit.ly/2o2UtgQ

I have been unable to identify any named artist of portrayals of the scene but it might be worth considering Fortunino Matania – who had illustrated the tournament previously and was producing royal scenes around 1932, e.g. http://bit.ly/2omr9hr

The collection note: 'We will add this information to our database. It would be very interesting to see if we could find anything else out.'

Al Brown, Entry reviewed by Art UK

5 comments

Jade King,

Art UK have so far been unable to trace any rights holder of Fortunino Matania's works – any information which may lead to a rights holder would be appreciated.

On Art UK there is a perfectly clear signature visible bottom left of Gilbert Holiday (1879-1937). His 'The Start of the Royal Tournament' (https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-start-of-the-royal-tournament-at-olympia-1827150) makes a good comparuison.

Following Al Brown's identification the title might more accurately be 'The Pageant 'The First Prince of Wales' at the 1932 Royal Tournament.'

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