Paul Jacoulet


"Joaquina et sa mere au Sermon du Pere Pons. Rota: Marianes," 1947

Woodcut in colors with silver highlights on handmade mulberry paper
Edition: one of fewer than 50 total impressions
Signed in pencil above the artist's red owl stamp in the image at right, center: Paul Jacoulet; the title printed in the lower margin, at right; stamp-numbered 217/350 in red ink on the verso of the lower right margin corner; with the black ink stamps of both the carver, Kentaro Maeda, and the printer, Tetsunosuke Honda, in the lower portion of the right margin
Image: 15.5" H x 12" W; Sheet: 19" H x 14.5" W

  • Literature: Miles 66
  • Notes: Notes: According to Richard Miles, "...Jacoulet's numbering system was eccentric at best....Existence of an edition does not mean that the edition was printed in full, and in most cases many fewer were pulled. It was Jacoulet's practice to print only what he expected to sell, or had already sold, to subscribers....In addition, he tried not to duplicate numbers, and largely succeeded. Therefore, [in a hypothetical example], although a print stamped 290/350 is known to exist, there are fewer than 100 actual impressions with the edition of 350 stamp, because 200 of the earlier numbers were used up in the edition of 150 and 250. Even the edition of 150, of which number 150/150 is known, may have existed in fewer impression, because Jacoulet started printing some editions of 250 before completing the first printing....It goes without saying that many of the pre-war prints that did not leave Japan prior to 1941 are no longer in existence, and in many cases the delicate vegetable pigments have faded."
  • Condition: Overall good condition. The colors fresh and the sheet with full margins and deckled edges. Pale mat staining on the recto and verso. The usual rectangular notch out of the lower right margin corner for the alignment of the various colored blocks. Hinged to the overmat in three places from the verso of the upper margin corners and center edge.

    Framed under Plexiglas: 21.25" H x 17.25" W x 1.5" D

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