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Paul Jacoulet

1902 - 1960

Chagrins d’Amour – Kusaie, Est Carolines by Paul Jacoulet

Chagrins d’Amour – Kusaie, Est Carolines   1940

  Original woodcut, printed in colours.
Signed in pencil and with the red butterfly stamp.
Ref: Miles 70
S 481 x 362 mm; I 392 x 295 mm
Original Paul Jacoulet woodcut, printed in colours.

Brilliant impression with strong, unfaded colours; printed in blue, pink, brown, red, yellow, black and in shades of orange and green inks. Pencil signed proof with the red butterfly stamp and with the printed title and Japanese inscription outside the image borderline. Numbered with the red stamp in the margin verso, from the edition of 250 impressions.

Chagrins d’Amour – Kusaie, Est Carolines, or The Sorrows of Love, Kusaie, East Carolines, was one of the most popular of Paul Jacoulet’s multiple colour woodblock prints. Maeda, Jacoulet’s carver, considered the delicate claws of the scarlet parrot circling the lovestruck young woman’s finger to be one of his best carvings. The vivid blues, green and red contrast with the flowers and the tattered leaves in a way that is peculiarly Jacoulet’s.

The blocks for this work were carved by Paul Jacoulet’s favourite cutter, Kentaro Maeda and this impression was printed under Paul Jacoulet’s personal supervision by Tetsunosuke Honda.

On firm cream simile Japan paper with full margins and deckle edge. Generally very fine original condition. Image surface excellent.