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'Les Deux Adversaires Corée' or 'The Two Adversaries' Korea
This woodblock print depicts a Korean man holding his rooster.  It is from Jacoulet's Korean series, which also includes another woodblock image of another man with a white rooster, called the adversaries in a cock fight, this one has a right presentation, the other a left-sided view. This print has beautiful color, with gorgeous mica accents.  It is pencil-signed Paul Jacoulet, with arrow seal red proof stamp.  The carver and printer for this 1950 print was Maeda and Honda, respectively.  The print measures 16.5" x 12.5", and the frame measures 25" x 19.5". It is matted in a golden beige double mat, and a very nice gold tone wood frame. It is in excellent original condition.  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.  SHIPPING will be based upon your zip code because of its size.     P80039       $1295.00

Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960) 'Les Deux Adversaires Corée' or 'The Two Adversaries'

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