PAUL JOUVE (1878-1973)
Elephant and Python, 1948
Color proof on Imperial Japan paper
Signed in the plate et justified "artist’s proof" lower right
Dry stamp of the artist lower right
Unknown justification of the samples, but estimated at thirty on imperial Japan, pearly Japan and China paper
Hors-texte in color, double page, published on its own from the book by Charles Terrasse
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 Terrasse’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, on front page of the book.
Félix Marcilhac, "Paul Jouve, Peintre sculpteur animalier", Éditions de l’Amateur, Paris, 2005, p. 285, p. 375.