Abati, Or Dell'abbato
ABATI, or DELL'ABBATO, IsitccoLo, a celebrated fresco-painter of Modena, born in 1512. llis best works are at Modena and Bologna, and have been highly praised by Zanotti, Algarotti, and Lanzi. He accompanied Primaticci-o to France, and assisted in decorating the palace at FontainMenu (1552-1571). His pictures exhibit a combination of skill in drawing, grace, and natural colouring. Some of his easel pieces in oil are in different collections ; one of the finest, now in the Dresden Gallery, represents the martyrdom of St Peter and St Paul. Abati died at Paris in 1571.