japanese screens


The Gallery founded by Adolfo Nobili, has a forty-year tradition in antiques with a specialization in seventeenth Century Italian painting.
In 2005 Alessio and Raffaella Nobili enriched the research area with a new section on ancient Japanese art with a particular predilection for screen painting. The meeting with the critic and curator Matteo Galbiati in 2007 marks an opening to contemporary art, initially exclusively oriented to Japanese artists of different generations. 
The research is then complemented by a collaboration with European artists 

who share the same communion of intentions and a rigorous line of research, inspired by the encounter and synthesis of complementary traditional aesthetic and philosophical values. The Gallery aims to provide a new generation of international collectors with an insight into a constantly growing artistic field. It aims at a ubiquitous vision between ancient and contemporary and between Asia and Europe by investigating the points of communion and the multiple differences.



Active for over a decade on the international market of ancient Japanese screens and always attentive to the artistic quality and the state of conservation of the works we deal with, we at Galleria Nobili, to meet the needs of our customers, in this period we have also committed ourselves to diversify our offer, selecting and acquiring different screens in terms of age, style and size.


The subjects painted on ancient Japanese screens are different, however our preference is for those with a naturalistic theme, as they reveal the conception of Nature in Eastern culture, substantially different from that of the West. According to Shintoism, Nature is spirit and the Kami manifestations of It, which take shape in natural objects or phenomena such as mountains, rivers, trees, rocks, wind, thunder.


The Galleria Nobili – Japanese Screens guarantees the authenticity, originality and provenance of the works for sale at its exhibition space in Milan and on its website, issuing written certifications even if the authors’ personal signatures and seals already appear on them. .