An amazing WWII Bertiglia postcard! Aurelio Bertiglia was an Italian artist who drew children in adult situations. By WWII he sympathized with Italy so this image is of England ( the lion) being muzzled and his tail chopped off by the Axis powers ( Germany, Japan and Italy). Pretty intense stuff! The postcard is in perfect condition. It was kept in a Scrapbook since the 1940s. Thanks for looking! International customers, please read the next paragraph. Sincerely, KinsaleGirl
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Aurelio Bertiglia was born in Turin (I), 23 June 1891. He was a illustrator, commercial artist, caricaturist, graphic designer (musical scores, commercial and publicity graphics), fashion designer and painter.
He was mainly self-taught. From the age of fourteen he was very active in producing postcards and he also worked for German publishers. Postcards: several series of children, several series of little women and during 1915 - 1918 several anti-Austrian caricatures.
(Source: Art Nouveau Postcards. Giovanni Fanelli & Ezio Godoli. USA 1987)
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