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

The Rape of Proserpine

c. 1570
Oil on canvas, 196 x 220 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

In this painting - which may belong to a series of landscapes painted in 1570 for the Cabinet du Roi in the Château de Fontainebleau - the artist applies the formula of a vast landscape animated by small, graceful figures. He takes as his source works by Joachim Patenier.