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AIME PERRET (1846-1927) Barbizon etching pencil signed French artist

AIME PERRET (1846-1927) Barbizon etching pencil signed French artist

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A fine early etching (6 1/2" by 9" inside the linen mat, 12 1/4" by 15 1/2" in simple wood framing) by the noted French artist AIME PERRET (1846-1927), featuring several picturesque houses of rural France on a lane, extensively annotated at left in pencil by the artist "J.F. Millete assis devant sa maison Rue des artistes a Barbizon en 1870", and pencil signed by him at lower right, where he also wrote eau forte [etching] originale". The writing translates to "J. F. Millet seated in front of his house, artist street at Barbizon 1870". Perret was born in Lyon and arrived in Paris for study under Antoine Vollon after local art study in his hometown. He was exhibiting in Lyon as early as 1867, and by 1869 was exhibiting at the Paris Salon. In 1870 he was drafted to fight in the Franco-Prussian War, where he served near Belfort in eastern France. Perret exhibited regularly between the early 1870's and 1912. He was sponsored by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes to be named Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. Today Perret's oil paintings bring well into five figures at auctions of peasantry genre paintings, and country landscapes. Etchings by the artist are scarce in the marketplace. The print appears to be in excellent condition (not examined out of frame).