Superb lithograph in black on gold background representing a golden eagle wounded by an arrow, realized by Paul Jouve.
This last one was realized within the framework of a collaboration between the publisher Gonin & Cie and Jouve, in order to illustrate the Fables of La Fontaine.
Published in 1929, this eagle illustrates the fable L'oiseau blessé d'une flèche, Livre II, fable 6:
"Mortally wounded by a feathered arrow,
A bird deplored his sad fate,
And said, while suffering an additional pain :
Must we contribute to our own misfortune!
Cruel humans! You draw from our wings
To make these mortal machines fly.
But do not mock, you merciless spawn:
Often it happens to you a fate like ours.
Of the children of Japet always a half
Will supply weapons to the other."
The work is sold in a new frame made to measure.
The set is in very good condition.
Signature in the plate.
Dimensions with frame:
Height: 42 cm
Width: 32 cm
The shipment will be done the day after the reception of the payment.
Width : 32 cm
Height : 42 cm
Category : Oeuvres d'art
Style : Art Déco
Period : 20th century
Price : 600 €
Shipping : 10 € for France, request a quote for other country