Paolo Antonacci opened his gallery in via del Babuino 141/a in Rome in 1998. Coming from a long line of Roman antique dealers, he had previously worked for over twenty years in the prestigious galleries in London and Rome established by his father Giuseppe, a very well-known international antiquarian. From the start his gallery distinguished itself by specialising in paintings dating from the late 18th century to the first half of the 20th century, with a particular focus on Vedute. Since its first publication in 1998 of a catalogue devoted to landscape views of the Grand Tour, the gallery has published a volume devoted to a different aspect of this subject annually. These include the catalogue devoted to the ‘Roman Carnival and the Golden Age of Danish Artists in Rome in the nineteenth Century’. Over the years, the gallery has developed a particular interest in antique 19th century photographs. Paolo Antonacci 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 International Antique Show at Palazzo della Permanente in Milan. The gallery is also regularly present at prestigious international fairs such as Masterpiece London, Highlights Munich and TEFAF Maastricht. The gallery has sold important pictures to 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 other important foreign institutions and private collectors. In the fall of 2016 Paolo Antonacci inaugurated a new gallery in Via Alibert, a street situated between Via Babuino and Via Margutta 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, Masterpiece London, Munich Highlights, AMART, Milano, TEFAF TEFAF Maastricht, Paris Fine Art, Milano International Antique Show a Palazzo della Permanente - Milan