(b. 1504, Bologna, d. 1570, Paris)

Interior view

Château, Fontainebleau (Seine-et-Marne)

After the death of Francis I, Primaticcio worked for Henry II, for whom he designed the Galerie Henri II, a ballroom, with scenes of the gods feasting and musical motifs. His powerful position permitted him to concentrate on design and delegate the execution to numerous assistants, including Niccolò dell'Abbate, who brought ideas from Modena and Bologna.

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