(1902 - 1960)
Vendeur de Masques, Chinois
('Chinese Mask Seller')
Signed: Paul Jacoulet (in pencil)
Sealed: Butterfly, below the signature
Editon no.: Limited edition no.: "91/150" (= FIRST edition); fewer than 75 actually had been printed.
Published: 30 December 1940
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.: # 753168
Price: € 2,200.00
"The souvenir masks in the background show well-known characters in classical
make-up for the Peking (Beijing) Opera", offered for sale by a patient
Chinese merchant. The first two editions are printed on smaller sheets, and
are most often stamped with just the name of the carver at lower right." (R. Miles)
Richard Miles, "The Prints of Paul Jacoulet"; Pacific Asia Musem and Robert G. Sawers Publishing; Pasadena and London; 1982, cat. p. 106, no. 72.