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2022 Fall Fine Art and Interiors Auction

Sat, Oct 8, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 73

Fortunino Matania O/C Religious Painting, Sermon on the Mount

Estimate: $700 - $800

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Fortunino Matania (Italy/United Kingdom, 1881-1963) oil on canvas religious painting, possibly an illustration piece, titled "Sermon on the Mount," depicting Jesus Christ preaching on the Mountain of Beatitudes to a crowd. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame with painted sight edge. Signed "F. Mantania" lower right. Sight: 23 3/8" H x 29 1/2" W. Framed: 29 1/4" H x 35 1/8" W. Biography: Fortunio Matania was born in 1881 in Naples, Italy. He is primarily known for his depictions of scenes from Antiquity, many of which were illustrations for the British women's magazine "Brittania and Eve," and for his work as a war artist during the First World War. Provenance: Acquired from Solomon and Whitehead, Ltd., London, in 1979.

Property of a Tennessee Religious Institution.


Overall very good condition.

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