- Four Seasons
A roundel depicting spring, with willow trees by water in the foreground, and two horsemen, several figures and dogs taking part in a stag hunt in the background; some birds fly in the distance near centre.
- Height: 110 millimetres
- Width: 110 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered with the address: "A Paris chez Pierre Mariette Rue St. Iacques a lEsperance Avec Priuilege du Roy"; signed "Inventé et graué par Perelle"; titled "PRINTEMPS"
A book of prints bound together in England c.1700, containing 65 etchings which fall into various groups, collated as follows:
1-4 Gabriel Perelle, The four seasons, published by Pierre Mariette
5 after Francis Barlow, Six birds of prey
6-16 after Francis Barlow, Diversae Avium Species, engraved by Jan Kip and Francis Place, and published by P.Tempest 1696
17,18 after Francis Barlow, two prints of birds
19-30 after Barlow, Variae Quadrupedum Species (set 1)
31-42 after Barlow, Variae Quadrupedum Species (set 2) 1695. Etched by Jan Griffier and Francis Place
43-53 after Barlow, Diversae Avium Species, etched by W.Hollar and Richard Gaywood and published by P.Tempest
54-61 an untitled set of cows, etched by Robert Pricke, copied from Paul Potter (Holl.1-8)
62-65 David Teniers the younger, Four peasant scenes, etchings
The prints are folded and sewn in as double-page spreads.
The volume has the book-plate of Rev Carey Hampton Borrer of Hurstpierpont, with the owner's stamp on the first page.
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Object reference number: PPA259836
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