This rare 17th Century Copper Plate Engraving on hand-made, laid paper by Gabriel Perelle (artist and the engraver), was published by Nicholas Langlois. This etching ultimately became the cover or title page print for the collection titled Views of the Beautiful Houses of France (Veues des Belles Maisons de France). Measuring approximately nine and one-half inch by eleven and three-quarter inches, it does have some light scattered foxing, which can be seen clearly in the photographs and is matted. Otherwise, it is in very good antique condition.
'An eminent French designer and engraver, Gabriel Perelle received instructions in painting, etching, and engraving from Daniel Rabel. His first published etchings bear the date of 1635. For the following thirty years, Perelle created a large number of superbly crafted etchings of landscapes and views. Gabriel Perelle's last works date from around 1665. After that time, he was commissioned by the King of France to draw maps and military plans'.
Although Gabriel Perelle engraved designs after the work of other masters, most of his work was both designed, etched, and engraved by his hand.
Rare 17th Century Copper Plate Engraving by Gabriel Perelle Published by Langlois