E dmondo di Robilant established the Dover Street Gallery in 1989, having previously been at P&D Colnaghi for 10 years, 5 of which he was Director. In 2005, in collaboration with the Milan-based dealer Marco Voena, Robilant + Voena opened at 1st floor, 38 Dover Street. 2011 saw the expansion of the gallery to the 2nd floor at 38 Dover Street as well as a large palazzo on via Fontana, Milan and in 2014 a further expansion with the opening of a gallery in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Originally dealing principally in Old Master and 19th Century paintings, concentrating on the Italian and French schools, Edmondo di Robilant has expanded to deal in a whole range of Old Master, Modern, Impressionist and Contemporary works.
Recent critically acclaimed exhibitions at the gallery have included shows on Giacomo Ceruti, Mannerism & Baroque, Bartolomeo Manfredi, the International Caravaggesque movement, Italian vedute, Antonio Joli and Gaspar van Wittel amongst the Old Masters; as well as studies of Italian mid-twentieth century modernism including solo exhibitions of Gianni Colombo, Mimmo Rotella, Agostino Bonalumi and Paolo Scheggi. Further to this the gallery has held exhibitions of American contemporary artists Julian Schnabel, David LaChapelle and Clifford Ross. Robilant+Voena also exhibit regularly at the major international art fairs, including TEFAF Maastricht, Salon Art+Design, Frieze Masters, Masterpiece London, the Paris Biennale, Florence Biennale, Art Basel Miami and Master Paintings Week, London.
Over the years, Edmondo di Robilant has worked with numerous important institutional clients who have purchased works of fine art from the gallery, including Tate Britain, the National Gallery of Scotland, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Galleria Sabauda, Torino, Galleria Nazionale, Parma and the Museum of Fine Arts, Nantes. More recently the gallery has sold works to the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, the National Museum of Fine Arts, Stockholm, the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, New York, and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.