CF60004 Japanese Woodblock print by Paul Jacoulet 1896-1960, titled “Le Pacifique Mysterieux. Mers Du Sud”, translated as the Mysterious Pacific. South Seas, depicting a red haired mermaid seated on a rocky outcropping in the calm blue sea with an octopus laying beside her and wonderful iridescence swirling in the whirlpool area. Signed in pencil lower right above the peach seal. Seals of the carver, Kentaro Maeda and printer Tetsunosuke Honda, lower right margin. Published: 6 July 1951. A rare image reportedly there were fewer then 90 copies of this print were made, although the edition was intended to number 350.
Condition: One minor spot in the lower margin, otherwise excellent.
Size: 18-3/4 inches high x 14-1/8 inches wide.
Framed and glazed measuring: 22-3/4 inches high x 19 inches wide.
A Private Seattle Collector.
Eldred’s Auctioneers, Ma. 1993.