Coucher de Soleil a Menado. Celebes (Sunset in Menado. Celebes)
"Coucher de Soleil" is a beautifully rendered coastal scene at sunset with
woman leaning against a wooden fence in full, patterned clothes and a
semi-nude man seated at her side. Jacoulet, in this print,
portrayed the woman with a tall straw hat and a strong, free-spirited
attitude. The semi-nude man presents his bare back to the viewer.
According to Mr. Richard Miles, this
woodblock print by Paul Jacoulet was "a great success and sold steadily",
representing Jacoulet's "tongue-in-cheek" commentary on Manet's controversial "Dejeuner sur l'Herbe"...
See: "The Prints of Paul Jacoulet", Richard Miles, #53, page 100).This
woodblock print is in excellent condition, mounted acid-free in a wood frame overlaid with gold leaf.
Published: December 26, 1938, Japan
Seal: Tea Jar
Printers: Honda, Uchikawa, Fujii
Editions: 150-fewer than 100 impressions, 350-fewer than 150 impressions