Francesco Palminteri
Società di Belle Arti
Società di Belle Arti
Viale Buonarroti, 9
55049 Viareggio (LU)
T +39 0584 52030
C +39 335 1234098

Le Muse 1 : Corso Italia, 21 - Le Muse 2 : Piazza Silvestro Franceschi, 6
32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo (BL)

Via del Vecchio Politecnico, 9
20121 Milano (MI)
T +39 02 76022713

The Società di Belle Arti has been a point of reference for the sale and purchase, evaluation, management and intermediation of Italian paintings of the 19th and 20th centuries since 1961. Founded by Giuliano Matteucci and currently managed by Francesco Palminteri, it has achieved a major role as a point of contact for some of the most important museums, bank foundations and private collectors, thus contributing to enriching their collections with important works of art. This was made possible by sound and trusted relations with the heirs of notable historic collections, in addition to numerous contacts cultivated in the course of a long and well-established career. Along with an all-encompassing competence and high esteem, this condition is a valuable asset that needs to be nurtured and increased: we are fully aware of that and the Società di Belle Arti aims at identifying with old-time "connoisseur" art dealers. Delacroix maintained that this equals to admitting that “the first virtue of a painting is to be a feast for the eyes”: if this is true, then the Società di Belle Arti fully reflects this model. Its main purpose is, in fact, that of favouring the quality of an artwork, as opposed to the name of its author, a principle it intends to follow for a long time.


Founded by Giuliano Matteucci and at present managed by Francesco Palminteri it has achieved a leading role as a contact for some of the most important museums, bank foundations and private amateurs, thus contributing to enrich the collections with real masterpieces. The shortlist of the artists on the market is very wide and includes nineteenth-century Italian painters ans sculptors from different schools: Fattori, Lega, Signorini, Boldini, Guglielmo Ciardi, Favretto, Zandomeneghi, Nono, Cremona, Conconi, Mosè Bianchi and Palizzi, de Nittis, Mancini, Giacinto Gigante. Painters like Morbelli, Longoni and Segantini, besides figures like Viani, Oscar Ghiglia, Casorati and Moses Levy are part of the vast catalogue of twentieth-century artists.

(Venice 1841 - Paris 1917)

Lady at the coffee house (Au café)

oil on canvas, 21,4x17,8 inches

signed and dated lower left: “F. Zandomeneghi / 914”

(Florence 1835 - 1901)

Garden in Settignano

about 1885
oil on canvas applied on board, 12,9x15 inches

signed lower left: "T. Signorini"

(Venice 1849 - 1887)

Hours of idleness. The cat on the linen

Oil on panel, cm 32x34,5

Signed top right: "G. Favretto".