Perrier, Francois (1590-1650)
Francois Perrier (who went by the name of Bourguignon), was a famous French painter and engraver born 1590 in Salins (other sources say Macon or St. Jean-de-Losne), and died in 1650 in Paris. He traveled to Rome in 1635 and fell in love with the Eternal City, staying there until 1645. He was heavily influenced by the abundance of antique art there, and in 1638 he published “Icones et Segmenta Nobil. Signorum et Statuarum quae Romae extant”, which included a total of 100 copper etchings of statues found in the Vatican Gardens, Medici Gardens, Palazzo Farnese, the Capitol, and in other Palazzi and Gardens in Rome.
Prints from this publication are very rare