Gabriel Perelle (aka Gabriel Perrelle) (1604–1677) / Nicolas Perelle (1631–c1695) / Adam Perelle (1640–1695)
Note that the attribution of this print to Gabriel Perelle, rather than to his sons (Nicolas and Adam), follows the convention of the British Museum in that prints inscribed with the name, “Perelle,” are catalogued under the father’s name, “Gabriel Perelle” (see https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG41615).
“Landscape with Two Men in a Clearing” (aka “Landschap met twee mannen op open plek op voorgrond” [Rijksmuseum title]), c1645 (Rijksmuseum’s date: 1613–1657), plate 21 from an early/later unidentified numbered series, changed to plate 4 when the plate was published by Pierre Mariette I (c1603–1657) with royal privilege in Paris (see http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.162144).
Etching on fine handmade Oriental (China) wove paper with deckle edges and binding marks on the left side.
Size: (sheet) 41.2 x 25.5 cm; (plate) 20.9 x 20.6 cm; (image borderline dia.) 20.4 cm.
Inscribed in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Inuenté et graué par Perelle.”; (right) “21”.
Condition: a superb, richly inked and well-printed impression in excellent condition with no tears, holes, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.
I am selling this very strong impression of a round formatted scene showing travellers resting at a hillside clearing with a sweeping view to far distance—for AU$279 (currently US$204.70/EUR179.95/GBP152.20 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.
If you are interested in purchasing this large and magnificent etching—this is one of Perelle’s largest plates—rendered with the finest of details and capturing the sparkling light and clean air of the rural countryside in the 17th century, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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