Spanish painter, engraver, master typographer and editor Louis Jou ( 1882 – 1968 ) became a naturalized French citizen and was known as an artist of the French School . He set up his own publishing house in Paris and gained a reputation as one of the greatest typographers of the 19th century. His original etchings and wood engravings appeared in books authored by Victor Hugo, Andre Gide, Cervantes and many more. Jou’s etchings also appeared in the Gazette des Beaux Arts published in Paris. Beginning in 1859 until it’s final year in 1930 the Gazette became known for it’s role in the revival of etching as a creative process as vital as painting and sculpture. The Gazette regularly commissioned the greatest etchers of the time including such artist’s such as Whistler, Goya, Max Lieberman, John Sloan, Louis Jou and many more. Today these etchings are greatly sought after as collectables. These four etchings are each signed within the plate with Jou’s monogram in the lower right and signed in pencil lower right margin and are all limited edition no. 28/100. These four signed limited edition etchings by Louis Jou are strong dark impressions and are all in very good condition.