Abbatini, Guido Ubaldo or Guidobaldo
Italian, 17th century, male.
Born c. 1600, in Città di Castello; died 1656.
Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects.
A pupil of Giuseppe Cesari Cavaliero d'Arpino; reputed to be a skilful painter of historical themes and frescoes. He assisted Bernini on various projects. Abbatini is known to have painted the ceiling of the S Teresa Chapel in Rome's S Maria della Vittoria Church. He was a member of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome. Also known for drawings made for the frontispiece and other plates for Aedes Barberinae engraved by Camille Cungio.
London, 2 July 1996: Angels Adoring the Cross (black chalk, ink and wash, 10 × 6¾ ins/25.3 × 17.1 cm) GBP 2,070