Conté sketch of Frederick Rocco Pantalone by Guido Casini
This conté sketch of Frederick Rocco Pantalone was created by fellow internee Guido Casini in Petawawa Internment Camp. On the lower right hand corner, we see the artist's signature followed by "Petawawa 17 [unclear] 940". The 940 is not a PW# for either Casini or Pantalone and may instead be a partial date -- 1940.
Guido Casini was an artist. He was known in the Italian Canadian community of Montreal having worked on the sculpture for Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot) and assisted with the fresco featuring Benito Mussolini in the Madonna della Difesa church. In Petawawa Internment Camp, both he and Guido Nincheri did coal sketches of fellow internees. Vincenzo Poggi completed sketches as well as paintings while in camp.