PAUL JOUVE (1878-1973)
Young Panther, 1948
Black proof on pearly Japan paper
Signed in the plate et justified "artist’s proof" lower center
Dry stamp of the artist lower right
Proof of edition unknown estimated at about thirty artist's proofs on Imperial Japan or Pearl Japan, and some copies on China
HistoryThese lithographs are part of a serie of ten original lithographs among which five were engraved in color and five in black and white. Paul Jouve specially created them for Charles Terasse’s book. Once the book was published, Paul Jouve made the printer Lucien Détruit engrave thirty other copies, of artist's proofs and on Japanese paper. Each proof was sealed, signed and justified by the artist.
BibliographyCharles Terrasse, "Paul Jouve", Editions du Livre du Plantin, Paris, 1948, inside page of the book on the artist.
Félix Marcilhac, "Paul Jouve, Peintre sculpteur animalier", Les Editions de l’Amateur, Paris, 2005, p. 376.