Jacoulet, Paul (1896 - 1960), "The Song of The Seamstresses. Mongolia"
|Title||The Song of The Seamstresses. Mongolia|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||Chinese - Mongolia|
|Reference No||Miles #152|
|Size||18 -1/4 x 14 -3/4 "|
|Condition||Fine, with fresh colors.|
Notes: Faint toning in the margins. Miles states, "Gauffrage embossing used to depict the threads, silver, gold bronze metallic. The gofun on the spools are over-printed. Less then 60 impressions; single edition printing. RARE.
This unusual composition unfortunately was the last of Jacoulet's experiments with placing three figures within an image; avoiding the classic conventions of three-quarter and full-face. The hands play as expressive a role as the faces, and the background is a more skillful variation on the same botanical studies in the late twenties that produced La Gerbe Anthuriums (No. 118). This print was intended for publication nearly a year earlier, but the artist's continued illness was intervening with increasing frequency. - Miles; pg. 124
A seldom seen 1950's design.