ADRIEN DE MONTIGNY (FRENCH, C1570-1615) Rumel Cartouche: Le Villaige de Rumel. 1597 Watercolor and gouache on vellum

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ADRIEN DE MONTIGNY (FRENCH, C1570-1615) Rumel Cartouche: Le Villaige de Rumel. 1597 Watercolor and gouache on vellum 1597 Vellum size: 20 1⁄2 x 15 1⁄4 in. Frame size: 26 x 21 in.

In the 16th century, Rumel was a mayoralty of the territory of Orchimont, one of the southernmost parts of the Low Countries in the kingdom of France. Its history was intimately linked to that of its neighbor Gernelle, and the two villages were considered a single unit in terms of taxation. The small hamlet appears here at the end of a road that curves down from the foreground, where a couple makes their way towards the village.