1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Abati, Niccolo

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127721911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 1 — Abati, Niccolo

ABATI, or Dell’ Abbato, NICCOLO (1512–1571), a celebrated fresco-painter of Modena, whose best works are there and at Bologna. He accompanied Primaticcio to France, and assisted in decorating the palace at Fontainebleau (1552–1571). His pictures exhibit a combination of skill in drawing, grace and natural colouring. Some of his easel pieces in oil are in different collections; one of the finest, in the Dresden Gallery, represents the martyrdom of St Peter and St Paul.