Jacoulet, Paul (1896 - 1960), "The Spray of Anthurium Flowers. Angur, South Seas"
|Title||The Spray of Anthurium Flowers. Angur, South Seas|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||South Seas|
|Reference No||Miles #118|
|Size||18 -1/4 x 14 -1/4 "|
|Condition||Very fine, with superb colors.|
Notes: Scarce, single edition printing. Deep/rich colors throughout the impression. Silver metallic and pearl-powder mica on dress and flowers. Mustard-colored over-printing of heavily gauffraged dress. Five over-printings of pink and grey on the garment. Vivid blues shaded by gold at base.
At this point, Jacoulet had only one printer in residence. The demands of this print were such that after the edition was half-printed, it was given up. Consequently, clean impressions are very scarce. The paper was not as good as Jacoulet demanded, and he discarded many impressions. - Miles
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