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

Meeting of Charles V and the Bey of Tunis

Oil on canvas, 176 x 211 cm
Courtauld Gallery, London

Niccolò dell'Abbate was one of the most important artists of the first Fontainebleau school, which was developed at the French court by Rosso Fiorentino and Francesco Primaticcio, and he introduced the Italian Mannerist landscape into France.