Jacob Bunel

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Jacob Bunel (born October 6, 1585 in Blois , † October 14, 1614 in Paris ) was a French painter .


Jacob Bunel was the son of the French painter François Bunel the Elder. His brother François Bunel the Younger also later became a painter. After receiving training from his father, he moved to Rome, where he studied with Federico Zuccari . On his return to France he got a job with King Henry IV , where he worked with Frans Pourbus the Younger and Toussaint Dubreuil in a studio in the Louvre . His work and style are assigned to the Fontainebleau school .

Bunel was married to the painter Marguerite Bahuche .

A later pupil of Bunel was the baroque painter Claude Vignon .


  • Paul Lafond : François et Jacob Bunel, peintres de Henri IV , E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, 1898
  • Idelette Ardouin-Weiss: Les familles du peintre Jacob Bunel et de sa femme Marguerite Bahuche , Center généalogique de Touraine, 1984
  • J.-J. Lévêque: L'Ecole de Fontainebleau , Neuchâtel 1984, p. 278.

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