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Niccolò dell'Abbate

(c. 1512—1571)

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Ambroise Dubois

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(b Antwerp, c.1543; d Fontainebleau, 1614).

Netherlandish-born painter who settled in France as a young man and became a French citizen in 1601. With Dubreuil and Fréminet (who...

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Fontainebleau

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

Near Paris, hunting grounds for French royalty, with a chapel established by Louis VII. It was the site of a French–English truce agreed by Charles IV and Edward II, as ...

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Fontainebleau School

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

The art produced for Francis I's palace of Fontainebleau from the 1530s to the first decade of the 17th century. In painting it was characterized by elegant, elongated figures, often in...

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Francesco Primaticcio

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

(1504–70).

Italian painter, draughtsman, stuccoist, and architect, who with Rosso Fiorentino and Cellini carried the Italian Mannerist style to France, where he was one of the...

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Paris: patronage and collecting

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

Paris is now regarded as one of the foremost art centres in the West, but this status was hard won. Records of artistic activity in its first millennium are scarce. ...

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Parmigianino

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(b Parma, 11 Jan. 1503; d Casalmaggiore, nr. Parma, 24 Aug. 1540).

Italian Mannerist painter, draughtsman, and printmaker; his nickname (the Little Parmesan) comes from his native...

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