Modenantiquaria 2019

  • Modenantiquaria 2019

    9 - 17 February 2019


Robilant + Voena is pleased to announce its fourth appearance at Modenantiquaria. In the 2019 edition of the fair our stand will be focused on two main themes; the sixteenth century painters from the North of Italy and on the seventeenth century masters from the region of Emilia.

Robilant + Voena will present two new discoveries. The first one is a beautiful “Cupid Admires Himself in His Shield” by Camillo Boccaccino, where the artist from Cremona summons classical subjects of Correggio’s and Parmigianino’s paintings. It was discovered last year by professor Marco Tanzi and then was part of a small curated exhibition at Pinacoteca di Brera. The second discovery – or it might be more correct to call it rediscovery- is an unpublished Portrait of a Gentleman attributed by Bernard Berenson to Giulio Campi. The artwork had been without trace for more than a century..

Within the seventeenth century artworks presented, there is a monumental picture representing the Death of Sophonisba by Michele Desubleo, considered by the critics one of the artist’s masterpieces. The work by the Flemish born artist, but from Emilia by adoption, reappears on the market after 30 years from its first appearance in an exhibition held by the young Marco Voena in 1991.

In a section dedicated to the seventeenth century we are presenting a Madonna and Child by Guido Cagnacci. The painting, commissioned for private devotion, is not less magnificent in style than the painter’s classical heroines.

Last, but not least, a very carefully chosen L’Epoca by Antonio Puccinelli, representing a view of a street in Florence with very elegant people staring at the most fashionable shops they encounter. This piece, executed in the 1880s and that many critics believe it recalls Gustave Caillebotte’s Parisian paintings from those years, is also a recent rediscovery by Robilant + Voena.


Sofonisba Anguissola
Portrait of a gentleman
Oil on canvas
123 x 95 cm / 48.4 x 37.4 in