by Paul Jacoulet (1896 - 1960)
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Paul Jacoulet - Born in France, Paul Jacoulet moved to Japan with his parents as a young child. He began creating woodblock prints in 1934, specializing in romantic, exotic portraits, many of which were inspired by his travels in the South Seas. He hired the best carvers and printers to produce his woodblocks, working as his own publisher and personally overseeing each image. Produced in small limited editions, his works were lavishly printed with mica, gold, silver, and powdered semi-precious stones, and some involved up to 300 blocks to create one image. His rare and exquisite shin-hanga designs are highly regarded and prized by collectors.
Une Histoire Tres Drole. Mongols, 1949 - This print, whose title translates as "A Very Funny Story. Mongols," was based on a 1935 painting by Jacoulet. Nicely detailed with silver and gray mica in the background (on the window and the silhouette of the building). It is from the second edition release of 350 prints.
French title - Une Histoire Tres Drole. Mongols
English title - A Very Funny Story. Mongols
Date - April 12, 1949
Signed - Pencil signed with ivy seal
Numbered - Second edition, 243/350, seal on reverse
Carver - Maeda
Printers - Honda, Uchikawa, Ogawa
Artist - Paul Jacoulet (1896 - 1960)
Image Size - 15 3/8" x 11 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Creasing, slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.
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