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Franco Matania (1922-2006) - c.1990 Graphite Drawing, Portrait of a Man

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Description

A finely drawn graphite study with pen and ink detail by well regarded artist Franco Matania. The artist has perfectly captured the tonal variation and the sitters thoughtful expression. With an additional graphite study on the reverse showing a coastal scene with children playfully digging into the sand. Unsigned. On wove.

Condition

In fine condition.

Size

26.1 x 19cm (10.3" x 7.5")
Sheet: 35.7 x 27.9cm (14.1" x 11")

Collection Information

From a portfolio of graphite studies signed by the artist on the inner sleeve, dated 1987/1994 and inscribed 'Sketchbook - Little Venice Studio'. The collection includes a number of life studies, equestrian and ballet dancer subjects.

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Artist Biography

Artist in all media, though mainly in conté and pastel, born in Naples, Italy, who became a British subject in 1935. He was a member of the United Society of Artists, the Society of Graphic Fine Art and Associate of the Society of Equestrian Artists. His outstanding technical ability and classical realist style has granted him much commercial success. Matania's preferred subjects include ballet dancers, life studies and equestrian subjects .

More Information
Code pk248
Artist Franco Matania (1922-2006)
Date c.1990
Dimensions 26.1 x 19cm
Framed No
Medium Graphite
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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