Shin Hanga prints

  Design: Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960)  
  Title: Le Bol de Lait. Aino. Hokkaido, Japon.  
  Size: 39.3 x 29.8 cm (dai ōban)  
  Original woodblock print    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Jacoulet Le bol de lait Aino Hokkaido Japon


Special effect: grain impression of green woodblock for the floor in this print.

Published in May 1958.

Impression number 43 out of 350 on verso of the print:

Jacoulet Le bol de lait Aino Hokkaido Japon Numbered Seal

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

Paul Jacoulet signature in black pencil and red Peony seal in lower left of the print.

Names of carver and printer in right margin:

Character Translation Character Translation
Maeda Honda
Kentarō Tetsunosuke
Carver Printer

Print title in right bottom margin: LE BOL DE LAIT AINO__HOKKAIDO JAPON

On this print Richard Miles (1982) comments: ‘This very rare work reminds us of the equally simple ‘‘floating figure’’ Kiyoshi of the spring of 1939. The Ainu woman in her traditional costume is one of Jacoulet’s most quietly appealing studies. Only now when the Ainu have nearly died out as a distinct race has this image gained the appreciation it has always deserved.’


Provenance: Castle Fine Arts

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