Maria Novella Romano e Mattia Romano
Romano Fine Art
Romano Fine Art
Borgo Ognissanti 36
50123 Firenze (FI)
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We are siblings and we grew up in a family of art dealers, today in its fourth generation. We have been working at the Florence-based Galleria Ottaviani with our father Simone since 1999; the gallery was founded in 1969 and is located in the elegant and prestigious Piazza Ognissanti. We engage in cultural exchanges with collectors, connoisseurs, art enthusiasts and experts, selling paintings, sculptures and works of art. We started specialising in Master Drawings in 2005 and since 2011 we have taken part in the most important International art fairs such as the Florence International Biennial Antiques Fair (BIAF), Modenantiquaria, Master Drawings in New York and in the Parisian Cercle des Beaux-Arts Rive Gauche, exhibiting annually at the Alexandre Piatti Antiquités gallery in rue de Lille since 2012. We publish detailed drawings catalogues with the collaboration of the most respected scholars and art critics. We are grateful to our great grandfather Salvatore, who donated a museum to the city of Florence in 1946, and to our grandfather Francesco, who was among the founders of the Italian Antiquarian Association, established in 1959: we follow in the footsteps of oud family tradition according to its canons and spirit. Maria Novella Romano has been a member of the board of Directors of the same Association since November 2019. Among our clients we include Italian and International Museums, Foundations and private collectors.

(Pieve di Teco 1592 - 1668)

The Stoning of St Stephen

Pen, ink, wash and chalk on laid paper, mm 233 x 215

Inscriptions: on the old mount, bottom left, in an old hand in pen and ink "N. 65 Gio Batta Paggi" and bottom right "Collezione S. Varni"; on the verso bottom right "N. 10". Provenance: S. Varni (L. 3531); Franchi collection, Bologna. Literature: M. Newcome - S. Bareggi , "Artisti a Genova Disegni dal XVI al XVIII secolo", exhibition catalogue Stanza del Borgo, Milan, 1985, pp. 22-23; E. Riccomini, "Di bella mano disegni antichi della raccolta Franchi", exhibition catalogue, Bologna, 1997, pp. 76-77; V. Frascarolo, "Genova Disegnatrice. Considerazioni sugli allievi di Giovanni Battista e l’Accademia di Giovan Carlo Doria", in "Disegno genovese. Dal Bergamasco all’Accademia di Paggi", curated by D. Sanguineti, Genoa 2018, pp. 28-30. Essay by Dr. Valentina Frascarolo.