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).
(Upper) “Plate 119” (aka “Figuren op pad richting ruïnes”; “Figures on their Way to Ruins”, c1657 (1613–1695), initially published in Paris by Pierre Mariette I (c1603–1657) and/or Pierre Mariette II (1634–1716) (see the description of this print and its publication details offered by the Rijksmuseum: http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.161956).
(Lower) “Plate 120” (aka “Landschap met figuur op lastdier”; “Landscape with figure on beast of burden”, c1657 (1613–1695), initially published in Paris by Pierre Mariette I and/or Pierre Mariette II (see the description of this print and its publication details offered by the Rijksmuseum: http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.161955).
Note that the attribution date (1657) for both prints is based on the date of death (1657) of the publisher, Pierre Mariette I (c1603–1657), but see also the dates of attribution for both prints proposed by the Rijksmuseum (1613–1695).
Etchings on fine wove (China?) paper trimmed with small margins around the plate marks and laid onto separate support sheets.
Size of upper etching: (sheet) 16.3 x 23.3 cm; (plate) 15.3 x 22.1 cm; (image borderline) 13.9 x 21.4 cm.
Size of lower etching: (sheet) 16.8 x 24.2 cm; (plate) 14.6 x 22.3 cm; (image borderline) 13.1 x 21.5 cm.
Upper plate numbered in plate below the image borderline: (right) “119”.
Lower plate lettered and numbered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Perelle fe.”; (right) “120”.
Condition: strong and well-printed impressions showing no signs of wear to the printing plates, with small margins around the platemarks and laid upon separate archival support sheets of millennium quality washi paper. Both sheets are in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, stains, foxing or signs of handling.
I am selling this pair of finely executed (almost jewel-like) landscape etchings from the 1600s for the total price of AU$400 for the pair (currently US$276.34/EUR262.33/GBP226.37 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.
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