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Four (4) Paul Jacoulet (Japan/France, 1902-1960) ukiyo-e woodblock color prints. 1st-2nd items: Pair of prints titled "Les Deux Adversaires, Coree" depicting two young men with roosters about to engage in a fight, said to personify the conflict between North Korea (left) and South Korea (right), and convey the artist's sympathies towards the South. Both feature printed dedications en verso to President Harry S. Truman dated 1951. Both with metallic leaf decoration; both signed "Paul Jacoulet" and stamped with a red mark in lower corners, and titled in lower margins. Housed in contemporary metallic frames with bamboo decoration. Sights: 11" W x 15 1/4". Framed: 16" W x 20 1/2" H. 3rd and 4th items: Pair of portraits of bride and groom, the subjects both attired in colorful, ornately patterned clothing and decorative hats, in interior settings. Both signed "Paul Jacoulet" and stamped with a red owl mark. Both housed in black acrylic frames with silk liners under plexiglass. Sights: 11 3/4" W x 15 1/2" H. Framed: 17 1/4" W x 20 1/2" H. Artist Biography: Paul Jacoulet was born in Paris in 1896, but lived in Japan most of his life. Jacoulet became known for his 166 printed woodcuts of native peoples from Asia and the South Seas, which he rendered in the ukiyo-e tradition of Japanese woodblock printmaking. Each print is said to have involved as many as 300 pressings of handmade paper against up to sixty carved cherry wood blocks. He often used precious metals, powdered stones and colored mica to add texture to his works. Source: The University of Florida, Geo. A. Smathers Libraries.
CONDITION: 1st-2nd items in overall excellent condition with light wear to frames. 3rd-4th items in overall excellent condition.