Bunel, Jacques an eminent French painter, was born at Blois in 1558, studied at Rome under Federigo Zucchero, and died about 1620. He was appointed one 4)f the painters to the king, and executed some very important work for the palaces. Among his best works -is a fine picture of the Descent of the Holy Ghost, and above all his celebrated picture of the Assumption of .the Virgin, in the church of the Feuillants. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.