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Fortunino Matania (1881-1963)

Fortunino Matania was an Italian artist noted for his realistic portrayal of World War I trench warfare and of a wide range of historical subjects.Born in Naples, the son of artist Eduoardo Matania, Fortunino Matania studied at his father's studio, designing a soap advertisement at the age of 9 and exhibiting his first work at Naples Academy at 11. By the age of 14 he was helping his father produce illustrations for books and magazines. His talent was recognised by the editor of the Italian periodical L'Illustrazione Italiania and Matania produced weekly illustrations for the magazine between 1895 and 1902.At the age of 20, Matania began working in Paris for Illustration Francaise and, in 1902, was invited to London to cover the Coronation of Edward VII for The Graphic. Matania would subsequently cover every major event – marriage, christening, funeral and Coronation – of British royalty up to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 19

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The Prince of Wales and Prince...
Fortunino Matania
The Prince of Wales and Prince...  For sale
£880
Self Portrait
Fortunino Matania
Self Portrait  For sale
£990
The Royal Maundy in St Paul's
Fortunino Matania
The Royal Maundy in St Paul's  Sold 
 The Duchess of York signs the...
Fortunino Matania
The Duchess of York signs the...  Sold 
Self Portrait
Fortunino Matania
Self Portrait  Sold 
The Bay of Naples, c. 1893
Fortunino Matania
The Bay of Naples, c. 1893  Sold