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Fortunino Matania (1881-1963):
A depiction of upper class diners at The Savoy on election night, 1922
Framed (ref: 6663)
Signed, inscribed to reverse with title and extensive notes to the printer
Pencil, black chalk, pen and black ink and grey wash heightened with white, on board;
14 x 21 in. (36 x 53.3 cm.)
Provenance: From the archives of the illustrated London News; Christies 7.10,.2014, lot 20
In 1904, Matania joined the staff of The Sphere where some of his most famous work was to appear, including his illustrations of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. His reputation was further enhanced by WW1 through which he became acclaimed for his graphic and realistic images of trench warfare.