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Japanese Ltd. Ed. Woodblock Print Paul Jacoulet Geisha Kiyoka Tokyo
item#: 1415881
price: $600.00
Japanese limited edition woodblock print by French artist Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960) titled "The Geisha Kiyoka Tokyo" published May 24, 1935. The print depicts a Eurasian friend of the artist studying Jacoulet's first woodblock print which has a full silver mica background. This image is illustrated on page 47 (plate 19) of “The Prints of Paul Jacoulet” by Richard Miles, 1982. It is described on pages 92-93. The print is pencil-signed and bears the red Mandarin duck seal at the lower left corner of the image. The seal of the printer Honda is at the lower right margin corner. A red seal verso holds an edition number 253/350 (second printing). The 'PJ' watermark is at the lower left margin. The title is at the right side of the bottom margin. Paper size: 18 1/4" x 14 1/8" (image size: 15 3/8” x 11 3/4”). Very good overall condition with full margins. The print is lightly sunstruck with a line visible in the margins where the previous mat ended. There is also a fine vertical brown line visible within the image along the right side which is possibly a previous mat line. There are a few areas of faint soiling and there are some minor wrinkles and a soft crease to the paper at the upper right. Two narrow pieces of tape are at the top edge and one small one on the bottom back edge. This print was purchased directly from Paul Jacoulet in Karuizawa, Japan by the owner's mother.

Japanese Ltd. Ed. Woodblock Print Paul Jacoulet Geisha Kiyoka Tokyo
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