Return from the Jungle
Color woodblock print from January 28, 1948. Sparrow seal in the lower right, pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 15 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches on 16 x 12 1/2 inch paper, trimmed borders. Catalog: Miles 90. Carved by Maeda, printed by Honda and Uchikawa. Gofun overprinting in the head covering on the lower figure. The lip colors are mixed with coral powder to give an illuminated quality. This print was conceived as part of the Dedication Set for General Douglas MacArthur. Jacoulet was born in France but spent most of his life in Japan. His skillful and rare prints provide insight into the traditional styles of many cultures.