Antichità di Maurizio Nobile

Founded in 1987
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 Biennale dell'Antiquariato in Florence and Paris Tableau, 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.

  • Modenese Manufacture with the collaboration of an architect active in the Ducal Palace in Modena
    mid of the 18th century

    Woods of walnut-tree, chestnut tree, cherry; inlaying of walnut-tree briarwood, boxwood and woods of fruit; insides in gattice, cherry and walnut-tree; handles in silver
    cm 290 x 170

    Commissioned by Lady Maria Placidia Fabrici, it was mentioned in 1787 in Sir Pietro Bellentani will, her husband.
  • Ubaldo Gandolfi
    San Matteo della Decima 1728 - Ravenna, 1781

    Hermes and Argus
    Ink and brown wash, traces of black chalk
    mm 219 x 179

    It is considered a preliminary study for the painting in the North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh).
  • Battistello Caracciolo
    Naples 1578 - Naples 1635

    Joseph and Potiphar's Wife
    Oil on canvas
    cm 115 x 170,5
  • Lorenzo Bartolini
    Prato 1777 - Florence 1850

    Portrait of the Prince of Metternich
    h. cm 53

    The portrait correspond to the model kept in the Bartolini's plaster casts gallery (Florence, Accademia).