Paul Jacoulet, La Soupe aux Huitres. Chinois 153/350
Artist: Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960)
Title: La Soupe aux Huitres. Chinois
Size: 46.5 x 35.6 cm
Original Japanese woodblock print.
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.
|Print Format||Oban (Vertical)|
|Subject||Male & Female, Contemporary|
|Dimensions||46.5 x 35.6 cm|
|Condition Report||Slightly yellowed top, some stains and creases, pinhole and small rubbed area top left, small pencil mark top right.|