Fortunino Matania (1881-1963):
The sinking of the transport ship "Ballarat" by an enemy submarine, April 25, 1917
Unmounted (ref: 7706)
Provenance: From the archives of the illustrated London News; Christies 7.10,.2014, lot 16
This image was featured on the front cover of 'The Sphere', The Sphere, London, 12 May 1917
The scene depicts the Ballarat on April 25th 1917 homeward bound with a large number of Australian troops on board when she was torpedoed by a German submarine. The troops lined up in order to man the lifeboats.
This image is featured in the book The Art of Fortunino Matania: catalogue of original art & prints (fig 187).