Niccolò dell’Abbate

Niccolò dell’Abbate
Years of life: 1512 – 1571
Artist's Teachers: Antonio Begarelli
Artist's students: Ercole Abbate
Art Movement: Mannerism (Late Renaissance)
Painting School: Emilian School, School of Fontainebleau
Genre: Portrait , Landscape , Religious , Mythology
Country: Italy , France
Century: XVI

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).


  1. Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.


  • The rescue of Moses from the water


    The rescue of Moses from the water  •  1560

  • The Concert


    The Concert  •  1550

  • Alcinea receives Ruggero


    Alcinea receives Ruggero  •  1550

  • Stag Hunt

    between 1550 and 1552

    Stag Hunt  •  between 1550 and 1552

  • The Concert


    The Concert  •  1540

  • The Rape of Proserpine


    The Rape of Proserpine   •  1570

  • The Continence of Scipio


    The Continence of Scipio   •  1555

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