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The Duchess of York signs the Register in Westminster Abbey, 26th April 1923
Unmounted (ref: 6580)
Signed, inscribed with various instructions to the printer
Pencil, black chalk, pen and black ink and grey wash heightened with white, on board;
14 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. (37 x 27 cm.)
Provenance: From the archives of the illustrated London News; Christies 7.10,.2014, lot 20
The marriage of the Duke and Duchess of York (Prince Albert and Lady
Elizabeth, now known as the Queen Mother) 26 April 1923 at Westminster Abbey.
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.