, or Niccolo Dell' Abbato
), was 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.
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