Master of decorative paintings and portraits. Born and educated in Modena, he later perfected his art in Bologna. His fantastical landscapes and erotic scenes are distinguished by refinement, elaboration of details, affectation, and a certain artificiality. From 1552 he settled in France, where he worked at the royal court. He also painted portraits in both Italy and France.
Niccolò dell’Abbate’s major works are Landscape with the Death of Eurydice, c. 1552 (London: National Gallery); The Continence of Scipio, c. 1555 (Paris: Musée du Louvre).
- Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.