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

Chimney breast

c. 1552
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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.