This woodblock print depicts a potter applying slip to decorate a vase. It is part of a small series of designs by Jacoulet depicting Korean workers and craftsmen. It has beautiful color. This print is numbered on the verso #210/350. This print measures 18" x 14.25". Paul Jacoulet was born in Paris, but lived most of his life in Japan. His father was an ambassador, and his mother was a great supporter of his art career. During World War II, he moved to Karuizawa, where he survived in the countryside by growing vegetables and raising poultry. During the occupation, at the request of General Douglas MacArthur, he was recruited by Commandant Charles McDowell to work at the Tokyo Army College. MacArthur would join Greta Garbo, Pope Pius XII and Queen Elizabeth II, as a prominent collector of Jacoulet's work. The carver and printer for this 1940 print was Maeda and Honda, respectively. It was limited to 350 prints. This print is sealed and signed by Jacoulet in the body of the print. It is in very good condition with a couple of faint spots and just mild generalized toning. P80037
Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960) Le Maitre Potier, Coree (The Master Potter, Korea)
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