Jacoulet, Paul (1896 - 1960), "Young Girl of Jaluit. Marshalls"
|Title||Young Girl of Jaluit. Marshalls|
|Medium||Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||South Seas - Marshall Islands|
|Edition||#5/150; First Edition|
|Reference No||Miles #58|
|Size||18 -1/2 x 14 "|
|Condition||Fine, with superb colors. Heavy toning on reverse.|
Notes: Margins and reverse are heavily toned from being stored in original Jacoulet presentation folder; which is included in the sale. The only regular size design by Jacoulet depicting the Marshall Islands. The other being Miles #164, in surimono format. A very early impression of the first state; numbered 5 of an edition of 150 (first edition red Kanji seal on reverse).
"This is the third of Jacoulet's unique "floating figures", an innovation that influenced some of the Sosaku Hanga artists who translated the concept into a pure abstraction that differed from similar European experiments like Miro's. The first state has a more golden mica background than the second, which substitutes an extremely cold silvery mica. The psychological vulnerability of the young Marshall Islands servant girl who posed for the original drawing is shown by her left breast bare under the knot of her Spanish shawl, and the tense position of her hand as it clutches her toes. Despite its apparent simplicity this is one of Jacoulet's greatest pre-war images." - Miles pg. 102