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Friday 25 November 2022

Louis Jou’s wood engraving, “The Lovers”, 1927

Louis Jou (aka Luis Jou Senabre; Louis Felipe Vicente Jou I Senabre) (1882–1968)

“The Lovers” (aka “Les Amants”), 1927, original wood engraving printed by Ducros et Colas and published in 1927 in the art periodical, “Byblis”, as an illustration to Andre Suares’ article, “Louis Jou: Un Architecte du Livre”. See information about this print’s publication offered by Worthpoint: See also brief insights about the artist and his studio offered by the Louis Jou foundation:

Wood engraving on fine handmade paper (partial watermark) with full margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 27.3 x 21.5 cm; (image borderline) 11.7 x 10 cm.

Condition: a strong and well-printed (near faultless) impression in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this superb wood engraving showing lovers (possibly Spanish?) near an arched bridge, who seem oblivious to a beggar requesting alms and a fluffy lap dog passing by—I suspect that the portrayed scene may be symbolic of an unknown life journey (symbolised by the bridge) for the couple with the beggar and faithful dog alluding to the fragility of future outcomes—for the total cost of AU$216 (currently US$145.86/EUR140.18/GBP120.64 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this very strong and beautiful wood engraving, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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