The sized of Frame: 18 3/4" wide x 22 3/4" Long
The sheet size of print: 14 1/8" wide x 18 3/4" long
Artist: Paul Jacoulet(1896-1960)
Title of print: L'Eoile de Cobi, the star of Gobi
Edition No.: 230/350.
The year made: published June. 1951
The condition of Print: Excellent, no stain, no tear. Fine condition color. There is aged tone on around the edge border but the whole color area is fine color condition.
Signature: Lower left by Paul Jacoulet, in pencil as well as the seal of owl by Jacoulet.
Carver: Maeda Kentaro Carved, printed on lower right corner.
Printer: Maekawa Matashiro Suri.
This is one of most prettiest woodblock print done by Paul Jacoulet, the subject of Mongole Princess which was last print sell out by him. The girl wear beautiful Mongolian costume. The gorgeous costume and furniture were separately drawn. Bronze and pearl metallics were used.
He was born in Paris, but raised and educated in Tokyo. During World War II, he moved to Karuizawa, where he survived in the countryside by growing vegetables and raising poultry. During occupation, at the request of Generan MacArthur, he was recruited by Commandant Charles McDowell to work at the Tokyo Army college. MacArthur would join Greta Cargo, Pope Pius XII and Queen Elizabeth II, as prominent collector of Jacoulet's work. His work period was 1939-1960. He is considered one of the few western artists to have mastered the art of woodblock printing sufficiently to be recognized in Japan. He had a number of exhibits in, many museums including Pacific Asia Museums in Pasadena, the Yokomama Art Museum, the Riccar Museum in Tokyo, and Isla Center for the arts on Guam. There is two complete catalogues of his woodblock prints exist.