ABBATE, Niccolò dell'
(b. 1509, Modena, d. 1571, Fontainebleau)

Chimney breast

c. 1552
Oil on canvas
Château, Écouen

The chimney breast was realized by the workshop of Niccolò dell' Abbate. It features figures, putti, flowers, fruit, and symbols (among them the sword symbolizing the constable's office) in trompe-l'oeil painting.