FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Title: "Roman Campagna"
Medium: Original Copperplate Engraving
Sheet 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.