The Griffin Hall

Like the previous gallery, this room was used for the display of artworks in Fabre's day, and featured a collection of marble sculptures. Today, the small, intimate space is given over to a display of small-format Italian works from the early 1600s, the period of the Italian Counter-Reformation. Religious paintings by Elsheimer, Cigoli and the Albani family illustrate the transition from 16th-century Mannerism to the 17th-century paintings displayed in the next room.