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    
  Photography: Theo Janssen
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Jacoulet Le genie sans nom Coree


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:

Simple PJ Seal

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:

Character Translation Character Translation
Maeda Onodera
Kentarō Yoshizō
Carver Printer

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

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