Paul Jacoulet

(French, 1902–1960)

Paul Jacoulet is renowned for his stunningly intricate designs, his eloquently romantic subjects and his complex printing techniques. In Jacoulet’s best work, images of the most extravagantly aristocratic exoticism stand beside spare studies of the very poor.  This balance of sentiment and objectivity, spiced by imagination, is the life work of an eccentric and passionate artist who was influenced by both the East and West, yet stands firmly and defiantly outside of both traditions.

Exhibiton runs February 4th - 27th, 2016.
First Thursday Opening Reception: February 4th, 6-8PM.

Below are works currently on exhibition.  Click here for a full listing of available works by Jacoulet.

Paul Jacoulet : Les Jades. Chinoise. (Jade Lady. Chinese.) at Davidson Galleries

Paul Jacoulet French (1902-1960)

Les Jades. Chinoise. (Jade Lady. Chinese.)

Medium: Color woodblock
Year: 1940
Edition : 309/350
Signature: Signed in pencil. Boat seal
Printer: Maeda / Ogawa
References: Miles 63
Size: 15-3/8 x 11-3/4 inches
Description: This is Jacoulet's most popular print for the quality of the printing and the vegetable colors used. Interestingly, the model was not an aristocratic Manchurian woman, but a servant of the artist's mother.
Condition: Very lightly toned
Stock Number: 46268
SOLD

Paul Jacoulet : Le Bossu. Otaru, Hokkaido. (The Hunchback. Otaru, Hokkaido.) at Davidson Galleries

Paul Jacoulet French (1902–1960)

Le Bossu. Otaru, Hokkaido. (The Hunchback. Otaru, Hokkaido.)

Medium: Color woodblock on PJ watermarked paper
Year: 1952
Edition : 114/350
Signature: Signed in pencil. Ivy seal
Printer: Maeda / Onodera
References: Miles 121
Size: 15-1/2 x 12 inches
Description: The proceeds from this print went to the dowry of the crippled daughter of printer Yoshiro Onodera. Jacoulet noticed this hunchbacked man in Hokkaido and posed him in front of the mountains of northern Japan.
Stock Number: 46842
Price: $950.00

Paul Jacoulet : La Soupe Aux Huitres. Chinois. (Oyster Stew.  Chinese.) at Davidson Galleries

Paul Jacoulet French (1902–1960)

La Soupe Aux Huitres. Chinois. (Oyster Stew. Chinese.)

Medium: Color woodblock on PJ watermarked paper
Year: 1948
Edition : 196/350
Signature: Signed in pencil. Peach seal
Printer: Maeda / Honda
References: Miles 93
Size: 15-1/2 x 12 inches
Description: A sense of autumnal isolation and hardship is remarkably conveyed by the pose, the shabbiness of the broken basket in the lower right, and the anxiety with which the Chinese servants are gulping their hot soup. The leaves on the trees are not the usual decorative patterns, but insect-riddled left overs about the fall from the twigs. The image reflects Jacoulet's feelings of loneliness and frustration more poignantly than any of his letters.
Stock Number: 46830
SOLD

Paul Jacoulet : Chagrins D

Paul Jacoulet French (1902-1960)

Chagrins D'Amour. Kusaie, Est Carolines (Sorrows of Love. Kusaie, East Carolines)

Medium: Color woodblock
Year: 1940
Edition : 132/350
Signature: Signed in pencil, Butterfly seal
Printer: Maeda / Honda
References: Miles 70
Size: 15-1/4 x 11-3/4 inches
Description: The delicate claws of the scarlet parrot circling the lovestruck young woman's finger was considered by Maeda to be one of his best carvings. The vivid blues, green, and red contrast with the flowers and the tattered leaves in a way that is a signature of Jacoulet's style.
Condition: Colors slightly faded.
Stock Number: 46116
Price: $1500.00

Paul Jacoulet : Marchand De Sel. Corée.  (Salt Merchant. Korea.) at Davidson Galleries

Paul Jacoulet French (1902–1960)

Marchand De Sel. Corée. (Salt Merchant. Korea.)

Medium: Color woodblock on PJ watermarked paper
Year: 1936
Edition : 69/350
Signature: Signed in pencil. Good Luck Hammer seal
Printer: Maeda / Honda
References: Miles 35
Size: 15-1/2 x 12 inches
Condition: Faded. Some mild toning verso.
Stock Number: 46840
Price: $800.00

Paul Jacoulet : Les Vieux Manuscrits. Corée Séoul. (The Old Writings. Soeul, Korea.) at Davidson Galleries

Paul Jacoulet French (1902–1960)

Les Vieux Manuscrits. Corée Séoul. (The Old Writings. Soeul, Korea.)

Medium: Color woodblock on PJ watermarked paper
Year: 1948
Edition : 33/250
Signature: Signed in pencil. Ivy seal
Printer: Maeda / Oagawa
References: Miles 99
Size: 15-1/2 x 12 inches
Stock Number: 46833
Price: $700.00

Paul Jacoulet : Decembre. Japon.  (December. Japan.) at Davidson Galleries

Paul Jacoulet French (1902-1960)

Decembre. Japon. (December. Japan.)

Medium: Color woodblock
Year: 1953
Edition : 350
Signature: Signed in pencil. Stamped "present" verso. Peony seal
Printer: Maeda / Onodera
References: Miles 130
Size: 15-1/2 x 11-3/4 inches
Description: Conceived as part of a Four Seasons series, the of which was never completed, this print shows an old woman huddling for warmth in a kotatsu, a quilt-covered frame with a charcoal burning brazier supplying the warmth. A pot of tea and a tobacco pouch are her only companions as the snow falls on a stone lantern outside her window.
Condition: Some toning verso.
Stock Number: 46264
SOLD

Paul Jacoulet : L

Paul Jacoulet French (1902–1960)

L'Homme Qui Ecrit. Chinois. (The Writer. Chinese.)

Medium: Color woodblock on PJ watermarked paper
Year: 1953
Edition : Simple red PJ stamp verso
Signature: Signed in pencil. Peony seal
Printer: Maeda / Onodera
References: Miles 128
Size: 15-1/2 x 12 inches
Condition: Some toning verso.
Stock Number: 46829
Price: $850.00

Paul Jacoulet : La Balance. Chinois.  (The Scale. Chinese.) at Davidson Galleries

Paul Jacoulet French (1902–1960)

La Balance. Chinois. (The Scale. Chinese.)

Medium: Color woodblock on PJ watermarked paper
Year: 1939
Edition : Simple red PJ stamp verso
Signature: Signed in pencil. Tea Jar seal
Printer: Maeda / Ogawa
References: Miles 54
Size: 15-1/2 x 12 inches
Stock Number: 46831
Price: $900.00