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Sunday, 25 October 2020

Gabriel/Nicolas/Adam Perelle’s circular etching, “Plate 8”, c1660

Gabriel Perelle (aka Gabriel Pairelle) (1604–1677)/Nicolas Perelle (1631–c1695)/Adam Perelle (1640–1695)

Note: all prints in the British Museum that are inscribed with the name, “Perelle,” are catalogued under the father’s name, “Gabriel Perelle” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG41615).  The Rijksmuseum advises: (transl.) “Prints with the signature 'Perelle' can be made by father Gabriel as well as by sons” (see RP-P-OB-72.016).

“Plate 8: Circular landscape with large tree at left and distant buildings at right” (descriptive title only), c1660 (1620–1695), plate 8 from a series of large circular landscapes. The British Museum has plate 9 in the same series and advises that the series has not been identified (see https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1956-0517-16).

Etching on laid paper.

Size: (sheet) 28.5 x 21.3 cm; (plate) 19 x 19 cm; (image borderline dia.) 18.7 cm.

Inscribed on plate below the image borderline at lower right: “8./ Inuenté et graué par Perelle”.

Condition: a superb, richly inked and well-printed impression with small margins on the left and right sides and wide margins on the top and bottom of the sheet. The sheet is in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing of signs of handling.

I am selling this very beautiful round landscape etching framed in the composition by foreground trees with a distant view over rough terrain to a monastery-like building, for AU$256 (currently US$182.83/EUR154.05/GBP140.23 at the time of posting this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) 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 light-filled and airy etching exemplifying the early conventions of landscape composition—note, for example, the use of repoussoir elements in the foreground (viz. the large trees and fallen branches on the ground and even the two travellers on the far left)—please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold 











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