Jacoulet, Paul (1896 - 1960), "Young Hunters of the Jungle"
|Title||Young Hunters of the Jungle|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||South Seas - Celebes|
|Reference No||Miles #149; pg. 123 (full image pg. 39)|
|Size||18 -1/4 x 14 -1/4 "|
|Condition||Very fine, with pristine colors.|
Notes: Never removed from the original Jacoulet studio folio (included). Scarce, single edition printing with fewer than 60 numbered impressions. Miles notes, "This very simple but striking portrait of two young hunters in the Celebes is very scarce. As a double portrait of young men, it ranks with 'Yellow-eyed Boys'." - Miles, pg. 123.
The South Seas prints were all created from sketches and paintings done between 1929 and 1936. As late as 1959, these early works were being carved to produce new prints. Since many were lost because of World War II bombing of Tokyo, several of them are among the rarest and most desirable of all the artist's oeuvre. - Miles, pg. 128