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(1902 - 1960)
Le Miroir de Laque Rouge, Tokyo
('The Red Lacquer Mirror, Tokyo')

Signed:               Paul Jacoulet (in pencil)
Sealed:               Tea Jar, below the signature
Carver:              Maeda
Editon no.:         Limited edition no.: "140/350"; - actually, fewer than 200 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:    € 3,200.00
"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.

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