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The Nobile Folios are monographic explorations of 20th- and 21st-century works of art. It is published by Sylph Editions in association with Piano Nobile – a London gallery that specializes in fine quality International, Modern British and Post-War art.

Each publication explores one work, and one work only, overcoming thereby some of the inherent limitations of reproducing great art in print. The Nobile Folios explore the sections of the work and try to replicate something of the experience of seeing it in the flesh.

The juxtaposed texts that form part of The Nobile Folios are informative associations and can represent words that might come to mind when one gazes at the artwork. The association, obvious or oblique, complements our exploration and enhances our experience of it.

1 Bathers 1917-18 | Mark Gertler
  ‘Trees at a Sanatorium’ by Shaun Levin

2 Vernet’s Dance Hall | Walter Sickert
‘Daily Mirror’ by Bethan Stevens
3 Linked Figures | Kenneth Armitage
Aristophanes on Eros by Plato

4 St Paul’s from Moor Lane | Cyril Mann

  ‘As Flies to Wanton Boys’ by Veronica Cecil and
‘Cyril Mann’s Post-War Cityscapes’ by Mark Hudson

5 Sunflowers | Peter Coker

  ‘Meditations’ by Carrie Etter




We are offering our readers the oppurtunity to purchase a slipcased edition of volumes 1-5 of The Nobile Folios at a special introductory offer of 35.