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Paul Jacoulet
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Calme. 'Truck'
An outstanding sheet of this rare Print with original clear rich colors throughout. Only 200 sheets were printed in one edition of 350. The embracing lovers gaze at each other with expressive eyes, even their eyelashes rendered in exquisite detail


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$2,800.00
Diakoku, Dieu de la Richesse
One of a pair with Ebisu, Dieu de Bonheur, this pair is one of the most sought after diptychs of the Jacouet oeuvre, with fewer than 300 impressions printed Finely embellished with gold, silver and bronze metallic, powdered pink and green pearl


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$800.00
Ebisu, Dieu du Bonheur
Portrayed by a courtesan , Ebisu pairs as a diptych with 'Diakoku', the pair considered one of Jacoulet's most celebrated works. The work is richly embellished with sold silver and bronze metallics, powdered pink and green pearl. Fewer than 300 impressions were printed.


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$800.00
Flocons de Neige, Peng-yong, Coree
This Print is in outstanding condition; exquisite mica, silver highlight and fine detail evident throughout.


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Fumees du Santal Mandchukuo
An exceptional sheet of this lovely image, considered on of the artist's finest Yoko-e compositions. The sandalwood fumes rising from the incense burner are blind-printed; the traditional 'gauffrage' on the brilliantly composed gown is one of his best effects in combination with the pale grey and blue tile that seems as soft as a pillow. The grey smoke of the burning sandalwood undulates in 'gauffrage' from the Ch'ing dynasty incense burner.


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$1,800.00
Jeu Princier Mongole
The artist's most technically complicated image in terms of colors used, multiple printings and gauffrage, enhanced with bronze, gold and pearl powder metallic.

Only 60 sheets were printed from a single edition of 350.


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Jeunne Fille de Saipan et Fleur D'Hibiscus Marianes
Early state of the artists first woodblock Print with age lines on forehead and lacking the carver seals. fine silver mica background and soft subtle colors


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La Balance
Two men, their heads and bodies close, are intent on the observation of 'La Balance', the scale, delicately held by the seated man. Fine expression, color and pattern.


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$850.00
La Corbeille de Nefles. Chinois.
This extraordinary Print, rarely seen, is absolutely beautiful; note the pose with clever placement of the basket of flowers, the undulating silhouette of the black garment and fine tile motifs, with the expansive, carefully observed landscape background and magnificent color scheme.


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$1,400.00
La Cruche, Mongolie
A rare surimono, tipped into its original Christmas Greeting Card. This design is one of only two images produced exclusively in this size.


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$550.00
La Geisha Kiyoka,Tokyo
'This Print shows a young Eurasian friend of the artist studying 'Jeune Fille de Saipan, one of Jacoulet's first prints...' Miles p. 92


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La Mariee,Seoul.Coree
"This sensitive portrait marks a return to Jacoulet's most lavish techniques, albiet controlled by a rigorously clean design... the screen in the background is a mixture of mother of pearl and silver mica..." Miles, p. 109


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La Statuette Thang
"The last and rarest of the Manchurian Prints'... the complexion of the lady is enhanced with powdered pearl and very fugitive pink. All of the prints of the late fifties were on a paper that seems not to have resisted light and time as well as before. Mint condition as a result is very rare." Miles, p.122

This is a very rare Print, in exceptional condition with fugitive pink pearl colors intact


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Le Billet Doux
This print marks the return of Tetsunosuke Honda as Jacoulet's premier printer. Gold leaf on dark green background silver mica silver metallic on the costume gold metallic and 'gauffrage', crushed turquoise used to produce the distinctive blue. Miles, p.121

Only one edition of 60 impressions was published. This sheet printed by Onodera, an early edition.


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Le Chant des Fileuses,Mongolie
This unusual composition was the last of Jacoulet's experiments with placing three figures within an image. The hands play as an expressive role as the faces. A delightful and rarely seen image by the artist.


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Le Genie Sans Nom, Coree
"A stunning portrait of a young Korean carver of religious images. The rich coffee background... has since placed it amongst the best of Jacoulet's later works..." Miles

Mica accents to religious carving


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Le Lotus Noir, Chine
An outstanding sheet of this elegant 'floating' image, with rich clear colors and unblemished grey mica background. Fewer than 60 impressions were produced from the edition.


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Le Maitre Poitier, Coree
"This is the first, and considered the finest of the Korean Worker Series, these prints make up what some consider the finest of all the artists sets. Note the gauffrage that indicates the paint level in his bowl, and the raised decorations on the pot, made with an additional block." Miles, p.105


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$1,600.00
Le Mandarin aux Lunettes, Mandchoukuo
A highly detailed image, too costly to produce in the 1930's when initially designed. The background is enhanced with silver filigree in the form of birds and flowers. Miles notes that, "This imposing portrait is the equivalent in technical complexity of Les Perles and L'Etoille de Gobi. The Mandarin's sleeve is printed in three shades of grey, with urushi strips and silver metallics. Note the mica of the lenses, made by using crushed pink pearls." Also gold and bronze metallics.


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$2,800.00
Le Mirroir De Laque Rouge,Tokyo
A seated woman, in fine Kimono, is seen from the back, in front of her mirror; rather than looking at her image, her head is gently turned. This may be the most beautiful and subtle of Jacoulet's Japanese subjects.


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Le Nid, 'Coree'
The model for this print is reputed to be the old servant who taught young Jacoulet calligraphy,his endearing nature is well portrayed as he gently uses chopsticks to offer food to a nest of fledglings.. the Print was intended as a gift for the artist's mother.


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Le Remplacant, Mongole
This beautiful image of a Chinese girl mourning the loss of her childhood is enhanced with colored mica, silver and bronze gauffrage and urushi on headress and skirt. One edition of 350 was published, with only 60 sheets printed.


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Le Repas des Mendiants, Seoul Coree
"Three 'young blades' enjoy a meager meal. The models posing as beggars represented a genuine situation in Seoul in the early thirties, Jacoulet often used servants and acquaintances of his mother as subjects, altering their expressions, costumes and ages to suit his needs..." Miles, p.100


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Le Tresseuse de Paniers, Remoue,Yap
From the South Seas, a native Girl holds a basket that she has woven. Clear shades of blue, green and yellow predominate in this exceptional Print.


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$2,300.00
Les Aristoloches Giants, Tonando, Celebes
This is one of the artists strongest female portraits, with colors that seem indestructible (Miles). There were only 100 impressions made of this image out of the edition of 350, contributing to its rarity.


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$2,600.00
Les Deux Adversaires (left), Coree
This diptych represents the Korean Conflict, and portrays Jacoulet's sympathies for the South. Dedicated to President Truman. Catalog #'s 111 and 112. The Two Adversaries, Korea--Left and Right. Gauffrage on bird feathers, gold and silver leaf flecks. Delicate bokashi gradations


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Les Deux Adversaires (right), Coree
This diptych represents the Korean Conflict, and portrays Jacoulet's sympathies for the South. Dedicated to President Truman. Catalog #'s 111 and 112. The Two Adversaries, Korea--Left and Right. Gauffrage on bird feathers, gold and silver leaf flecks. Delicate bokashi gradations


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Les Deux Freres, Izu, Japan
The two brothers form a compact whole, enclosed in an ample cloak; the older brother, with resigned mien, the little one asleep, this is a simple, yet evocative portrayal of rural Japan


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Les enfants aux yeux jaunes
One of the artist's most desirable images,rarely seen The unusual eye color and subtle variation in skin tone make this simple design on of the artist's most successful


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Les Grains de Camilia, Oshima, Izu
The Winter flowers of the of the island of Oshima are camellias, from which is extracted a famous oil. Four young women are portrayed as 'The Flowers of Winter'in this delightful and colorful composition.


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Les Jades, 'Chinoise'
This is Jacoulet's most popular Print.. the quality of the Printing and the vegetable dyes used were outstanding The model was a servant of the artist's mother. Miles p. 103


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$1,900.00
Les Paradisiers


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$1,430.00
Les Perles, Mandchoukuo
Dedicated to Queen Julianna of the Netherlands, as part of the Dedication Set. Silver, gold and bronze metallics. Lavender of the gauze, very fugitive, is still preserved in this Print, most often faded to pink.

This Print is a rare fine in this outstanding condition.


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$2,600.00
L'Etoile de Cobi Mongole
One of the most popular of all Jacoulet's work. The elaborate costume and furniture are rendered in exquisite detail with embossing and metallic inks


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L'Homme Au Sabre, Aino Hokkaido
"This portrait of one of the last Ainu Men illustrated Jacoulet's respect for accuracy in depicting traditional costumes. Note the fanciful carvings of bears on the headband, and Chief's sword, the symbol of the area." Miles, p.121


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$1,800.00
L'Homme Qui Ecrit, Chinois
Excellent impression of the Artist/Calligrapher with his work, holding a scroll and brush, as he looks attentively over his shoulder, to observe an unseen event. Lacquer on hat and pants, egg-white derived white on scroll and foot(gofun).


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Marchand de Sel, 'Coree'
The remarkable man used as a model for this Print was an old Korean servant. The colors in this Print are particularly fugitive; very few retain this rich sea-green background and brightly colored flowers and leaves.


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Marionettes Chinoise
"As many as twenty separate pressings were attempted to achieve a graduated effect... unprecedented experiments with the use of metallics below colored pigments and above dry pigments often created stunning effects..." Miles.


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Nuit de Neige, 'Coree'
"The study of a Korean holding a lantern as he struggles through a snowstorm proved one of Jacoulets's most popular pre-war prints." Miles, p. 101. Subtle use of gauffrage, velvety blacks and subtle gradations on the drifts of snow and background.


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$2,200.00
Retour de la Jungle Tondano:Celebes
Conceived as part of the Dedication Set for General Douglas MacArthur, RETOUR is considered the artists most successful composition showing three figures. Coral powder is used on the lips giving them an illuminated quality


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$1,400.00
Retour d'un Banquet, Coree Seoul
"One of Jacoulet's finest Yoko-e... it shows the influence young french artists, especially Matisse had on the artist. Note the transparency of the formal hat, and the miniscule clover on the very top of the hat, missing from later impressions." Miles, p. 116


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Surimono Collection
A group of of 4 framed surimono designed as a set by the artist, newly matted in vintage frames


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Tempete Du Coeur, Seoul, Coree
A vague sense of dissatisfaction is expressed on the pearly pink face of the lady as she considers the man she is to marry. Considered to be one of Jacoulet's finest mica pale grey mica backgrounds. The skirt is shaded with a very pale blue grey, the blouse is double printed with giofun, silver metallic designs, and pale green shading.


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$1,800.00
Trois Coreens, Seoul Coree
Three young men in their traditional horsehair hats is the last carved by Yamaguchi, and the first real Korean Print. Silver mica colors the blue background. Model's skin exhibits an unusual mottled effect.


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Une Histoire Tres Drole, Mongols
In this ribald image, two men laugh knowingly at a funny story, the image was inspired by a 1935 Mongolian painting titled 'Naughty Story'. Silver and grey mica accent a paper screen in the background, through which the silhouette of a Chinese temple can be seen. The western perspective is remarkably realistic.


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Une Jeunne Fille de Fiji, Oceanie
"This spectacular Print(is)part of the 'Flower' series... The salmon background required three impressions of the block, the rippling... hair was attacked as a Western affectation..." Miles. The striking blue eyes and remarkable depiction of the eyelash detail are outstanding features of this beautiful image.


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$2,200.00
Vend du Nord, Coree
This image, full of movement, shows a Korean woman buffeted by the wind. A rare Surimono, seldom seen.


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$350.00
Vendeur De Masques, Chinois
"The souvenir masks in the background show well-known characters in classical make-up for the Peking Opera, offered for sale by a patient Chinese Merchant." Miles

Fewer than 80 impressions were printed from this edition.


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