FORTUNINO MATANIA Slaves embarking on Cortes Ship. 2-PG spread SEXY! ORIG ART
Image area about 10x15 inches on a larger white board. DESCRIPTION: DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD SIGNED in full with pencil notations in bottom margin, ink title on reverse & studio stamp including address. DIMENSIONS: Measures 10x15 inches on larger white board.
CONDITION: Image area and margins around it are fine, margin edges show a little chipping. Values are authentically stated on overseas sales. If you are familiar with Matania's work, I don't need to tout his art. If you haven't seen much of it, or have never seen one of his originals, you are in for a happy surprise.
Matania was the finest historical illustrator of the last century as well as one of the finest draughtsman. Although best known in the United States for his work on Edgar Rice Burrough's Venus series in THE PASSING SHOW, he created hundreds, if not thousands, of spectacular images throughout his extended career. Historically accurate & technically brilliant, his work was a clear - and in some cases acknowledged - influence on everyone from Frank Frazetta & Roy Krenkel to John Severin & Al Williamson. I've seen published pieces that contained figures that might have been drawn by Alex Raymond.
The one time I met Barry Windsor-Smith we spent 30 minutes talking about Matania, and his influence on Windsor-Smith's later work is obvious. Please see my other auctions for more original art by Matania as well as nice examples of illustration & comic art by other artists. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates.
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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Original Comic Art\Other Original Comic Art". The seller is "smithworldorder" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.