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).
“Winter”, 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 small margin around the platemark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (support sheet) 36.1 x 36.3 cm; (sheet) 22.5 x 22.6 cm; (plate) 21.1 x 21.2 cm; (image borderline) dia. 21 cm.
Lettered in plate along the lower edge: (left) “Perelle Inuent et fecit”; (right) “Drevet Auec priuilege”.
Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression trimmed with a narrow margin around the platemark and laid upon a sheet of millennium quality washi paper providing wide margins. Beyond restored/replenished upper and lower margin corners, the sheet is in an excellent condition with no holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing.
I am selling this very strong (even magnificent!) impression of one of the Perelle’s largest round formatted etchings showing a herdsman with cattle at the edge of a stream in the foreground with more figures in the distance in a snow blanketed and well-treed landscape, for AU$279 (currently US$178.82/EUR181.04/GBP155.60 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 superb etching rendered with the finest of details and capturing the soft light and darkened sky of winter in the 17th century rural landscape, please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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