Director: Federico Cortona
In the early 1970's Enrico Cortona established the Cortona Gallery in Milan. An enthusiastic collector and connoisseur of Old Master drawings and etchings, he started his business with the same verve that all true art lovers share.
His passion drove him to start producing his first catalogues for exhibitions that centred on unusual and very particular themes. Soon afterwards, Enrico expanded his interests beyond Old Master drawings and prints into the field of antique paintings and sculpture.
In 2015 Enrico's son, Federico, joined forces at the gallery. Sharing his father's passion for antique art, he started establishing the business on the international market producing noteworthy exhibitions and catalogues in Italian and English, and publishing them online.
Besides using the website to highlight the gallery's core business, its aim is also to create a useful resource for colleagues, art historians and art lovers where knowledge and ideas are freely shared between specialists; be they superintendence functionaries, experts, university professors or researchers.
This open exchange serves to feed into the production of the gallery's publications which in turn will help further establish Cortona Fine Art among the more exacting collectors and international museums abroad. Indeed, the gallery stands proud of its notable sales towards both Italian and foreign museums.
We are pleased to open our doors and share the fine intricacies of the art world. We are also proud to offer our clients maximum discretion, a profound knowledge and passion for Old Masters, the materials and techniques used, the art market’s regulations as well as our tight-knit network with other experts and professionals in the art world.
Pen and brown ink and brown wash
295 × 210 mm
(11.6 × 8.2 inches)
Cartouche with P, surmounted by a pair of crossed keys, surmounted by a canopy crowned by a cross
Due to the gravity of the international situation resulting from the spread of COVID-19 and in order to protect the health of all parties concerned, we have decided to cancel the 29th edition of the Salon du dessin.
France officially declared a state of health emergency on 24 March for two months and there are still numerous uncertainties regarding the evolution of the pandemic over the coming months. These factors make it impossible to reprogram the Salon before the summer of 2020 and the Salon du dessin, which usually attracts numerous other events in Paris for a week, will therefore not take place this year.
Louis de Bayser, President of the Salon du dessin said “this is a difficult decision to take with regard to all those who worked hard for this edition, but our priority is to protect the health of all our exhibitors, visitors and partners”.
We send our thoughts to all those affected by this epidemic and hope that this unprecedented health situation will quickly change favorably.
The organizers of the Fair