Shin Hanga prints
|Design:||Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960)|
|Title:||Le génie sans nom. Corée.|
|Size:||39.3 x 30.1 cm (dai ōban)|
|Original woodblock print|
Special effects: fine bronze mica on the inside of the background of the statue; gofun (powdered seashells) on gown.
Published on 15 January 1953.
Simple red PJ seal on verso of the print:
Watermark of PJ in roman letters and kanji in left margin.
Paul Jacoulet signature in black pencil and red Peony seal in bottom right of the print.
Names of carver and printer in right margin:
Print title in bottom margin: LE GENIE SANS NOM COREE.
On this print Miles (1982) remarks: ‘Subjects were selected from pre-war materials, such as this stunning portrait of a young Korean carver of religious images. The rich coffee-colored background worked against the initial success of this print, but has since placed it among the best of Jacoulet’s later works.’
Provenance: Castle Fine Arts