It was in the splendid setting of Palazzo Bovi-Tacconi, in the historical heart of Bologna, that Maurizio Nobile launched his antique dealer career in 1987. With a preference for the paintings and drawings of Italian artists active between the end of the 15th and the first half of the 20th century, which had then become the gallery’s specialisms, he also took an interest in the sculpture, fine art and furniture of the 18th and 19th centuries. With a great deal of experience behind him and a growing reputation, in 2010 Maurizio Nobile opened a second gallery in Paris. Alongside his participation in prestigious exhibitions such as the Biennial Florence Antiques Fair in Palazzo Corsini, Paris Tableau or the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris, Maurizio Nobile organises a rich programme of exhibitions in his galleries, all with catalogues drawn up in close cooperation with the most important art experts and historians. The results of his research are presented at these annual events, sometimes rediscoveries and other times absolutely new works for the art market. His scrupulous attention to the conservation and quality of the works is the main reason for the trust and esteem now attributed to Maurizio Nobile by collectors, experts and curators of Italian and international museums. Inspiring and accompanying collectors through their choices is one of his unanimously recognised strengths.
FEDERICO BAROCCI / LAVINIA FONTANA Two new entries
30 Jun 2016 - 8 Jul 2016, Friday 1 July – Friday 8 July: 10 am - 6 pm / Weekend opening times: 12 pm - 5 pm
Maurizio Nobile invites you to discover at this year’s London Art Week two recently acquired major works that provide an opportunity to examine Counter Reformation painting on the eve of the seventeenth century. One is an extraordinary oil on paper by the great Federico Barocci, and the other an equally magnificent male portrait by the first women painters to have been unanimously celebrated in her own time, Lavinia Fontana.