¡°This print was prepared in the mid-thirties, a few rare proofs exist¡¡This imposing portrait is the equivalent in technical complexity of Les Perles and L¡¯Etoile de Gobi¡¡The Mandarin¡¯s sleeve is printed in three shades of gray with urushi stripes, and silver metallics. Note the mica of the lenses, made by using crushed pink pearls¡¡¡± Richard Miles, The Prints of Paul Jacoulet. P.113, Robert G. Sawers Publishing, 1982.
¡°Le Mandarin Aux Lunettes¡± was published in May, 1950. The carver was Maeda. It has his pencil signature and red mandarin duck on the lower right corner.
Condition: Beautiful color, margins and edges slightly toned and creased, very good condition.