PAUL JOUVE (1878-1973)
Chimpanzee in Front of Baoulé Statue, circa 1931
Original etching on parchment paper
Signed and justified "artist's proof, parchment" lower left
Documentary proof numbered on 100 pieces, as well as 10 luxury albums, printed on antique Japan and numbered from I to XI
H 41 - L 50 cm (H 16.1 - W 19.7 in)
HistoryThis etching is part of the "Album Paul Jouve" (Apollo Editions) for Georges Weill, comprising a series of 10 etchings, drawn apart, and a frontispiece. A few luxury albums were also edited. Presented in a box made by Hermès they are wrapped in pigskin, angle cloutage and gold-plated bronze clasp, signed with the golden stamp of Hermès Paris. The frontispiece of the door knocker was remastered on the black cover with etchings. Some copies, 3 or 4 of each, were identified and drawn on parchment.
BibliographyFélix Marcilhac, "Paul Jouve, Peintre sculpteur animalier", Éditions de l’Amateur, Paris, 2005, p. 62, p. 370.