Gabriel Perelle (aka Gabriel Perrelle) (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).
“Tondo Landscape with Classical Ruins” (descriptive title only), c1660, plate IV (4)—presumably from a numbered series of around ten etchings, as was the practice of the Perelle family. This very beautiful impression was acquired from the estate of the well-known NYC art dealer, Alexander Raydon.
Etching on fine (fibrous) China/wove paper with a small margin around the platemark.
Size: (sheet) 19.8 x 19.2 cm; (plate) 17.6 x 17 cm; (image borderline dia.) 16.6 cm.
Inscribed in plate below the image borderline at lower left: “Inuenté et graué par Perelle […] Auec priuil,.du Roy […] IV”.
Condition: a superb, richly inked and well-printed impression in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains, foxing or signs of handling.
I am selling this very strong impression of a round formatted scene showing visitors near the ruins of an Italian classical building—possibly this round building graced with a fountain inside it was once a grand bathhouse? —for AU$256 (currently US$185.25/EUR158.10/GBP135.12 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 superb landscape etching 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.
This print has been sold