Unable to find much information on this person but Monsieur Perishot was described by John Evelyn as:

“one of the greatest virtuosos in France, for his collection of pictures, agates, medals, and flowers, especially tulips and anemonies. The chiefest of his paintings was a Sebastian, of Titian.”

In the Memoirs of Sir Benjamin Rudyerd, Perishot is described as:

“If you desire to see pictures, Mons. Perishot is a merchand and a great virtuoso, a kind of a galdrup, a florist, etc. ”

In the book a “Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters: Nicholas Poussin, Claude Lorraine, and Jean Baptist Greuze” by John Smith (Smith and Son, 1837):

”At the commencement of the year 1648, Poussin sent off the last picture of the series of the Sacrements; and in the same year he finished for Monsieur du Frêne Anequin, the Virgin seated on a step, with the infant Saviour on her knees…“

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  • See memoirs.