The Confiscation of the Contents of a Painter's Studio

This painting is by the Frenchman François Bunel, court painter to King Henry IV. It gives an impression of what an artist’s studio or gallery looked like at the end of the sixteenth century. This studio is located in an open gallery. Statues and paintings are out on display, and prints and drawings hang on the wall. A lady is looking on in resignation at the contents being confiscated and taken a…