Paul Jacoulet, Le Mandarin Aux Lunettes, Mandchoukuo

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Artist: Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960)
Title: Le Mandarin Aux Lunettes, Mandchoukuo
Date: 1950
Size: 45.3 x 36 cm

絵師:ポール・ジャクレー
題名:眼鏡を持つ中国人(仮題)
年代:昭和25年

Original woodblock print.

Paul Jacoulet


Paul Jacoulet was a Parisian-born woodblock print artist that based himself in Japan for most of his life. He combined traditional ukiyo-e style and his own techniques to create the unique style Jacoulet is known for. He is considered one of the few Western artists recognised in Japan to have mastered the art of woodblock printing. His work is almost exclusively portraiture centred around indigenous peoples and their traditional dress. This made his work not only artistically but also anthropologically interesting.

 

In his personal life, Jacoulet was an eccentric gay man at a time when it was not acceptable to be so. His flamboyance is reflected in his works, as well as his cosmopolitan, well-travelled lifestyle. He shamelessly promoted himself, sending his work to famous people of all varieties.

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Print FormatDai-Oban
ArtistPaul Jacoulet
SubjectOthers
Dimensions45.3 x 36 cm
Condition ReportTrimmed top edge.