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Gabriel Perelle

circa 1603 Vernon-sur-Seine (?) – 1677 Paris

From the 1630s onwards Gabriel Perelle ran one of the most productive and successful engraving studios in Paris. It soon had numerous employees on its books and was later taken over by his sons, the draughtsmen and printmakers, Adam and Nicolas Perelle. Gabriel arrived in Paris around 1620 and initially worked as valet to the Superintendent of Finances, Charles I, duc de La Vieuville, who recognised his artistic talent and enabled him to train in the studio of Daniel Rabel. Perelle subsequently honed his skills in Simon Vouet’s studio. Thanks to his aristocratic patron, the duc de la Vieuville, Perelle later received major commissions for series of prints.