Paul JOUVE (1878-1973) Python Clutching... - Lot 26 - Daguerre

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Paul JOUVE (1878-1973) Python Clutching... - Lot 26 - Daguerre
Paul JOUVE (1878-1973)
Python Clutching an Antelope, 1908
Drawing for a plate of the Jungle Book.
Pencil on imperial Japan paper.
Signed, located Boghar and dated 08 lower left.
53 x 70.5 cm at sight; sheet: 60 x 80 cm

Provenance:
Purchased directly from the artist by the father of the present owner.
Bibliography :
Paul Jouve, peintre sculpteur animalier, 1878-1973, Félix Marcilhac, Editions de l'Amateur, 2005, reproduced p. 53.
Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book, 1919, illustrations by Paul Jouve, p 365.
Exhibitions :
Atelier Jouve, villa Abd-el-Tif, in Algiers (the artist presents his first drawings for the Jungle Book) December 1908 - January 1909.
Société des Peintres orientalistes français, 18th annual exhibition, Grand Palais, Paris 1909, N°281 (Python killing a deer).
V Salon de la Société des Artistes décorateurs, Pavillon de Marsan, Paris, April 1910 (Python killing a deer), catalogue, p. 44.

Following his submissions to the Orientalist Painters Exhibition, in February 1906, and his participation in the Colonial Exhibition in Marseille, the same year, the General Government of Algeria awarded Jouve a grant, allowing him to be with Léon Cauvy, the first resident of the Villa Abd-el-Tif, for two years. This grant allowed the selected artists to live and work in this villa.
After three months he had to return to France, having numerous commissions to fulfil, exhibitions to prepare and the commission to illustrate The Jungle Book. In 1908, back to the villa Abd el Tif, he gets married in Algiers with Annette Noiré, daughter of the painter of Algiers, Maxime Noiré. He will benefit from it to carry out stays in the south from which he will bring back many studies. He will go until Bou Saada with Etienne Dinet and will meet André Suréda.
He also prepared the illustrations for the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.
Our drawing made in Boghar (one hundred and fifty kilometers south of Algiers on the road to the oasis of Bou Saada which is the "door of the desert") will be chosen for the 1919 edition,
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