Drawing from History: The Forgotten Art of Fortunino Matania

 
9781907081385: Drawing from History: The Forgotten Art of Fortunino Matania
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Lucinda Gosling; foreword by James Gurney; illustrated by Fortunino Matania
Published by Book Palace Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 1907081380 ISBN 13: 9781907081385
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Book Description Book Palace Books, 2016. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Publisher's Ultra Slipcased edition limited to just 15 copies (6 copies available to public) worldwide signed by the author, Lucinda Gosling. Gold blocked pages, an additional tipped-in Plate plus exclusive Theodora print and two Matania prints not available elsewhere. Book Palace Books October 2016. Signed. 1st Edition. Limited Edition. Slipcase. Part Colour illustrations. This is the ultimate art book featuring one of the most talented and respected illustrators of the 20th Century. This is the first book dedicated to showcasing Matania's incredible work. This giant volume includes examples of his detailed and breathtaking art covering his whole career, with OVER 750 ILLUSTRATIONS, many taken directly from the original art. Enjoy his meticulously accurate historical drawings and paintings of antiquity, the Roman era, British history and English Kings and Queens, his book illustrations for Kipling stories, Edgar Rice Burroughs stories and of course a major selection of his historic World War One illustrations for The Sphere as well as numerous other paintings and drawings from his prolific output. His work inspired many contemporary artists: Annigoni and Russell Flint both visited his studio, and many comic strip artists collected his work including Al Williamson, Roy Krenkel, Frank Frazetta, John Bolton, Bernie Wrightson as well as film directors such as Cecil B DeMille and Alfred Hitchcock. The British Royal family purchased his originals and John Singer Sargent admired and purchased one of his paintings at the Royal Academy. He was made a Chevalier of the Crown of Italy and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy and Royal Institute of Art. Lucinda Gosling, noted authority on Matania, provides a fascinating biographical introduction to his life and work, and world renowned illustrator James Gurney supplies the foreword. Over 10 years in the making we are delighted to announce publication of the project which has been such a labour of love for the production team. This is the PUBLISHER'S ULTRA EDITION with an additional print of Theodora not available anywhere else. The Publisher's Ultra Edition was produced in addition to the 100 slipcased Ultra edition (Now Sold Out). Only 15 copies of this edition were produced and we now have just 6 copies available for sale. This Publisher's Ultra edition is SLIPCASED with GOLD BLOCKED PAGES and SIGNED by the author, Lucinda Gosling, and comes with an exclusive Theodora print plus an additional tipped-in Plate and 2 Matania prints not available elsewhere. 342 pages. Size: 10" x 13" (250mm x 330mm). ISBN: 9781907081385. Bookseller Inventory # DFHD

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