FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Title: "Roman Campagna"
Medium: Original Copper plate Engraving
Size: 9.25" x 12.75"
Gabriel Perelle (born 1604 in Vernon, Eure, died 1677 in Paris) was a French
draftsman and printmaker of topographic views and landscapes.
A pupil of Simon Vouet, Perelle specialized in classical landscapes not dissimilar
to those of Francisque Millet, although more obviously decorative. He founded
an etching workshop, and his sons Nicolas and Adam assisted him.
Perelle was also a pupil of Daniel Rabel and produced several hundred
engravings both from his own drawings and from those of his competitors
Israe¨l Silvestre, Paul Bril, Jacques Callot, Michel Corneille the Elder, Jan
Asselijn, Jacques Fouquie`res, Cornelis Poelenburg, and Se´bastien Pontault de
Beaulieu. These engravings in the etching and intaglio mainly depict
landscapes of the Paris region, including views of castles, where he introduced
the variety by adding ruins and various accessories.