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Franco Matania (1922-2006) - c.1990 Graphite Drawing, The Writer



A finely drawn graphite study by well regarded artist Franco Matania. The artist has perfectly captured the relaxed pose of the female writer with fluid lines, typical of the artist's classical style. Unsigned. On wove.


There is some light wrinkling to the page and some glue residue to the upper left corner.


23.6 x 23.3cm (9.3" x 9.2")
Sheet: 32.8 x 28.3cm (12.9" x 11.1")

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 .

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Code pk247
Artist Franco Matania (1922-2006)
Date c.1990
Dimensions 23.6 x 23.3cm
Framed No
Medium Graphite
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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