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Wednesday 13 July 2022

Gabriel Perelle’s etching, “Distant Herdsmen at a Stream”, c1650

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

“Distant Herdsmen at a Stream” (descriptive title only), c1650, possibly published by Pierre Mariette I (c1603–1657) with royal privilege in Paris (based on other circular prints by the Perelle family).

Etching on laid paper trimmed with a narrow margin around the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) dia.19 cm; (image borderline) dia. 18.5 cm.

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression trimmed with a narrow margin around the image borderline and laid upon a sheet of millennium quality washi paper providing wide margins. There is a restored tear and an ink stain on the left but these issues are not noticeable.

I am selling this very strong impression of a round formatted scene showing a herdsman with cattle at the edge of a stream with another two men and more cattle further up the cleared embankment, for AU$279 (currently US$188.94/EUR188.24/GBP158.75 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 magnificent etching rendered with the finest of details and capturing the sparkling light of the rural countryside in the 17th century, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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