(1902 - 1960)
Le Miroir de Laque Rouge, Tokyo
('The Red Lacquer Mirror, Tokyo')
Signed: Paul Jacoulet (in pencil)
Sealed: Tea Jar, below the signature
Editon no.: Limited edition no.: "140/350"; fewer than 200 actually had been printed.
Published: 15 February 1938
Size: Large ôban; c. 48 x 36 cms / c. 19" x 14" (the entire sheet).
Superb impression, perfect preservation of the delicate
vegetable color pigments, - in MINT condition.
Limited edition no.: # 140/250 (stamped au verso).
- Printed on watermarked, hand-made paper. -
ref. no.: # 753167
Price: € 3,400.00
"This was Jacoulet's first attempt at placing a traditional Japanese subject done in
Western perspective into one of his floating negative spaces. The pastel blue-green
background atmosphere surrounds the entire figure. The silver mica of the red
lacquer mirror is printed over a lavender shadow of the Geisha's shoulder. The model,
Kiyoka, turns her face away, showing the pink flushed nape of her neck above an obi
with double-printed gold and silver metallic rectangles. This may be the most beautiful
and subtle of the Japanese subjects." (R. Miles)
Richard Miles, "The Prints of Paul Jacoulet"; Pacific Asia Musem and Robert G. Sawers Publishing; Pasadena and London; 1982, cat. p. 99, no. 47.