Mary Evans is delighted to have established an exclusive representation partnership with David Cohen Fine Art, one of the country's leading specialists in First World War art, illustration, commemorative ware and ephemera.
Founded in 1984, David Cohen Fine Art has dealt in a wide range of art and ephemera relating to the Great War for almost three decades, building up a superb record of paintings, drawings and sculpture as well as more unusual items such as trench art, puzzles and games, and commemorative pottery. Among the numerous stand-out items is a world-class collection of Bairnsfatherware pottery based on the hugely popular WWI cartoons by Bruce Bairnsfather. There are lucky mascots and dolls, items and images from the famous Ruhleben POW camp near Berlin and some fascinating photographs giving us a glimpse of the interior of the Duchess of Westminster's Red Cross hospital in the converted casino at Le Touquet. There is a particularly good set of images by the artist Fortunino Matania, whose breathtakingly detailed depictions of wartime life and battle scenes were published in The Sphere, as well as hundreds more portraits, landscapes and scenes of daily life from the trenches to hospitals to the home front.
The arrival of David and Judith’s collection is a continuation of our commitment to become the best and most in-depth resource for World War One imagery.