Paolo Antonacci opened his own gallery in via del Babuino 141/a, Rome in 1998. Coming from a long line of Roman antique dealers, he had worked for over twenty years in the prestigious Rome and London galleries belonging to his father Giuseppe, a very well-known international antiquarian. Right from the start Paolo’s new gallery distinguished itself for the expertise and attention devoted to paintings from the period between the late 18th century to the first half of the 20th century, with a particular regard for the Vedutismo. Since its first publication in 1998 of a catalogue devoted to landscape views of the Grand Tour, the gallery has annually published a volume devoted, each time, to a different aspect of the subject. Among these we recall here the catalogues about the ‘Roman Carnival and the Golden Age of Danish Artists in Rome in the nineteenth Century’. Over the years, it has developed a particular interest in the sector of the antique photographs of the 19th century. The gallery participates in major antiques fairs such as the Biennale of Palazzo Corsini in Florence, the Biennale d’Arte at Palazzo Venezia in Rome and the Milano International Antique Show at Palazzo della Permanente in Milan. The gallery is a regularly present at prestigious international fairs such as the Masterpiece in London and the Highlights in Munich and Tefaf in Maastricht. The gallery has sold important pictures to the major Roman museums such as the Museo di Roma, the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, the Musei Vaticani, the Museo del Corso, the American Academy of Rome, the Sovrintendenza per il Polo Museale Fiorentino in Florence and to many others significant foreign institutions and private collections. In the Fall of 2016 Paolo Antonacci inaugurated a new gallery in Via Alibert, a street between Via Babuino and Via Margutta, right in the heart of the ‘Roman Art District’.
Founded : 1997
A.A.I. Associazione Antiquari d'Italia
Biennale d'Arte a Palazzo Venezia - Rome, Florence Biennale at Palazzo Corsini, Milano International Antique Show a Palazzo della Permanente - Milan, AMART, Milano, Munich Highlights,TEFAF TEFAF Maastricht, Paris Fine Art, Masterpiece London