Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil. From the edition of 50, there were also 12 artist's proofs.
Proofed by the artist at the Pratt Graphics Workshop and printed by Giulio Sorrini in New York. Published by Associated American Artists, New York.
'When Hockney embarked on the longed-for U.S. trip at the end of December (1963), flying first to New York, (Ossie) Clark agreed that he would visit during the college holidays. Hockney stayed with Mark Berger and visited the Pratt Institute where he completed and sold two etchings, 'Edward Lear' and 'Jungle Boy', the latter, which portrays a very hairy man under a palm tree staring at a large snake, being inspired by Mark who was extremely hirsute and kept snakes as pets'.
- 'David Hockney: The Biography, 1937-1975' by Christopher Simon Sykes.