- Also known as
primary name: Pellerin
other name: Gourier, Hubert
other name: Imagerie Pellerin S. A.
other name: Letourneur-Dubreuil, Léon Joseph
other name: Payonne, Gourier & Cie
other name: Payonne, Paul
other name: Pellerin & Cie
other name: Pellerin, Charles
other name: Pellerin, Georges
other name: Pellerin, Jean Charles
other name: Pellerin, Nicolas
other name: Vadet, Pierre Germain
- unknown; publisher/printer; printmaker; French
- Other dates
- Epinal, France
- Firm of publishers of popular prints, mostly woodcuts but later lithographs, established in Epinal from c.1790 to the late 20thC. This term is used for all publications from the firm at any stage of its history.
The firm was run c.1790-1822 by its founder Jean Charles Pellerin (1756-1836); 1822-54, by his son Nicolas Pellerin (b.1793) and his son-in-law Vadet;1854-1887, by Charles Pellerin (b.1827) and Letourneur-Dubreuil, by this time production focused on lithography (from 1852), gillotage (from 1858) and chomolithography (from 1882);1887-1918, by Georges Pellerin (b.1852), in association with Paul Payonne and Hubert Gourier, who took over the business after George's death and traded under the name 'Payonne, Gourier et Cie, ancienne maison Pellerin' from 1920 and as 'Imagerie Pellerin S. A' from 1921. Some of the firm's blocks were destroyed in a fire in 1888.
See also Imagerie d'Epinal
- J.M.Dumont, 'La vie et l'oeuvre de J-C. Pellerin', Epinal 1956 (in P&D, Ww.4.1)
Garnier, 'L'imagerie populaire française', 1996, vol. II.