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:

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.

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


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' ( 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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