- One annotated in its lower part "Vue de Paris du côté de port St Paul".
Located at the est of Paris on the right bank of the Seine, probably Quai de Bercy with cathedral Notre Dame on the horizon.
- The other annotated in its lower part "Vue de l'Ïlle Louviée à paris".
Provenance: Paris, private collection until February 2021.
Painter, engraver, architect and notary, received as academician in June 1774, Nicolas Pérignon took part in the Salons in 1775, 1779 and 1781, generally with gouaches representing country views. Several of them are kept in museums, in Rome with a "View of the Colosseum", in Orléans and Lille. He visited Switzerland (1776) and Italy (1778), then engraved twenty-three plates from drawings made during his travels.
Our sheets are to be compared with a watercolour of the same dimension sold by Christie's, London, 16 April 1999, lot 167.