Palau Antiguitats opened its doors in 1986, when Lola Palau, a collector, became an antique dealer. Specialising in the purchase and sale of antiques, the company has projected itself both inside and outside the Spanish market in a solid manner, thanks to principles based on ethics and professionalism, without losing the familiarity and proximity of treatment.
Its two main areas of interest are antiques and the world of old prints and drawings, as well as paintings and sculptures from the 16th to the 19th century. In 2007, the gallery opened a graphic arts cabinet in which prints and old drawings take centre stage.
This is an educational space where different techniques, states and editions can easily be compared and where it is also possible to appreciate different types of paper and to enjoy the various shades of the supports.
Artists presented at the Paris Print Fair
FRANCISCO DE GOYA
RAMÓN MARTÍ ALSINA
GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI
J. Nasier pinx; Beauvarlet Sculp. The chaste Joseph, Copper plate. Courtesy Palau Antiguitats.
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Que pico de Oro!, print number 53 of the Caprichos.
Etching and aquatint First edition. 1799. Courtesy Palau Antiguitats.
Nicolo Boldrini, Caricature of Laoconte, xilography, laid paper. Courtesy Palau Antiguitats.