October Art Week

Nicholas Hall 2017


Private gallery and art advisory for European paintings, works on paper, and sculptures

dating from the 13th to the 20th century.


17 East 76th Street


(212) 772-9100



10:00am to 6:00pm Daily



Carlo Maratti (1625 - 1713)

The Sacrifice of Noah (detail)

Oil on canvas, 38 1/4 x 43 3/4 inches (97.2 x 111 cm)

Photo: Joshua Nefsky

Nicholas Hall is a gallery and advisory business which specializes in European paintings and sculpture. Nicholas Hall opened the business in June 2017, having been International Chairman of Old Master Paintings and Drawings and Nineteenth-Century Art at Christie's since 2004. Before that Nicholas Hall was a partner of Hall & Knight, having been President of Colnaghi, New York. Although our interests are broad, our historic specialty has been dealing in museum-quality Old Master paintings.

We are excited to be presenting a small exhibition of works by the Italian Baroque painter Carlo Maratti (1625–1713) to coincide with the second installment of the Fall TEFAF New York at the Park Avenue Armory. Maratti was the single most important Roman artist in the second half of the 17th century. He was admired as an exponent of the grand classical style in the tradition of Raphael and Poussin, painting popes, altarpieces and works for foreign patrons including Louis XIV, King of France. Despite his art historical importance, there are very few paintings by Maratti in U.S. public collections and not one in the New York area. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see significant works by this great painter and will highlight the recent discovery of an early canvas painted for the Odescalchi family.