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BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833)<br />
Pic: FortuninoMataniaR.I./Christies/BNPS<br />
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'A field of great sorrow and of greater glory: The Battle Grounds of Ypres'. The drawning illustrates the Old battle fields of the WEstern Front. Signed, 'F.Matania'. <br />
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Original art work chronicling major historical moments in British history that was for the world's first illustrated magazine is being sold at auction.<br />
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The colourful drawings were for the front pages of The Illustrated London News and depict key events in the 20th century including the Royal wedding of Queen Elizabeth II and Phillip Mountbatten.<br />
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Other moments in history illustrated include the coverage of both world wars and the Festival of Britain.<br />
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The work is being sold by auctioneers Christie's in October