Shin Hanga prints

  Design: Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960)  
  Title: Tempête du Coeur. Séoul Corée.  
  Size: 30.0 x 39.3 cm (dai ōban)  
  Original woodblock print    
  Photography: Theo Janssen
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Jacoulet Tempete du Coeur Seoul Coree


Special effects: silver mica on background wall, silver metallic designs on blouse (a detail of which can be seen here), and gofun (powdered seashells) on blouse and skirt.

Published: 27 August 1948.

Elaborate red PJ seal on verso of the print:

Simple PJ Seal

Watermark of PJ in roman letters and kanji in top left margin.

Paul Jacoulet signature in black pencil and red Ivy seal in middle left of the print.

Names of carver and printer*) in left margin:

Character Translation Character Translation
Maeda Honda
Kentarō Tetsunosuke
Carver Printer

Print title in left bottom margin: Tempête du Coeur Séoul Corée

On this print Richard Miles (1982) comments: ‘This refined yoko-e (i.e., horizontal) print, which can only be compared with Fumées de Santal in its rich and delicate surface, has one of the finest of Jacoulet’s mica backgrounds. The vague sense of dissatisfaction on the pearly pink face of the lady as she considers the man who is to marry her speaks volumes. The key to her hope chest perfectly balances the grey expanse that the artist uses to symbolize her future in marriage. It is interesting to note that the young lady also posed for La Mariée.’


Provenance: Castle Fine Arts

*) Richard Miles only mentions printers Ogawa and Fuji in his book when discussing this print. Clearly, printer Honda also joined efforts into creating Jacoulet’s Tempête du Coeur. Gratefully acknowledging David Bull’s help in translating the printer’s name.

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