PAUL JOUVE (1878-1973)
Panther on a branch, 1948
Black proof on pearly Japan paper
Signed in the plate et justified "artist’s proof" at the center
Dry stamp of the artist lower right
Unknown justification of the samples, but estimated at thirty on imperial Japan, pearly Japan and China paper
Ref. 56H 28 - L 22,5 cm (H 11 - W 8.9 in)
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.
BibliographyC. Terrasse, "Paul Jouve", Éditions du Livre du Plantin, Paris, 1948.
Félix Marcilhac, "Paul Jouve, Peintre sculpteur animalier", Les Éditions de l’Amateur, Paris, 2005, p. 267, p. 376.