Jacoulet, Paul (1896 - 1960), "Mikimoto Lighthouse. Shimoda Izu"
|Title||Mikimoto Lighthouse. Shimoda Izu|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||Japan Series - Shimoda|
|Reference No||Miles #134|
|Size||18 -1/2 x 14 "|
|Condition||Very fine, with superb colors.|
Notes: Removed from original Jacoulet studio folder; never framed or displayed. As stated in Miles, "fewer than 80 numbered impressions".
In this scarce work, Jacoulet returned to a technique that involved omitting the key-block for the background. The naturalistic portrait of a kimono'd guest at Jacoulet's favorite inn at Shimoda seems to stand out from a powdery and almost ghostly scene that features the famous lighthouse. A psychological study of considerable profundity, "Le Phare" interested most early viewers for the sashimi, sake and lacquer rice bowl in front of the preoccupied subject. - Miles, pg. 119