Directors: Maurizio Nobile, Davide Trevisani
In 1987 Maurizio Nobile opened his gallery in the Bovi-Tacconi Palace in Santo Stefano square, in the center of Bologna.
In 2010, with a long experience in the field of old master paintings and drawings, and thanks to a growing reputation, Nobile inaugurated a second location in Paris.
Over the years, the gallery took part in prestigious international shows – such as the BIAF - Biennale Internazionale di Firenze - Palazzo Corsini, Paris Tableau, the London Art Week and the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris – and hosted a rich calendar of exhibitions accompanied by catalogues edited in close collaboration with the most important art experts and scholars. During these annual events, the gallery presented the results of its researches, rediscoveries or novelties for the art market.
In 2016, Maurizio Nobile proposed two monographic exhibitions dedicated to Italian drawings of the 17th and 18th centuries. The first one, organized by the Parisian gallery in spring, included the publication of an undiscovered collection of 79 sheets belonging to the Florentine Pandolfini family - 58 of which were executed by the sculptor and architect Giovanni Battista Foggini (1652-1725) - with a research by Dr. Kira d'Alburquerque. Last fall, the Italian gallery has celebrated the golden age of the Bolognese drawing with a selection of masterpieces published in a catalogue edited by the expert Marco Riccòmini.
Black chalk, heightened with white chalk on slightly yellowed white paper, 320 x 439 mm
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