La Lettre Du Fils by Paul Jacoulet
Artist: Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960)
Title of the Print: La lettre du fils (The letter from the son)
1st Publication: 1938
Size: 15 3/8 x 11 7/8" plus untrimmed margins as shown
Date of this edition: 4 June 1938, 1st Edition
Condition: Print has some areas of mild toning, a few tiny spots of foxing, and very slight fade. There is no adhesive residue on the back. The print was never mounted. Overall very good print.
Notes: Signed & numbered by Paul Jacoulet. This print has the number 186/350
2 impressions were ever made. One of 150, with fewer than 150 prints made, and a second one 350 with fewer than 200 made. Paper has the watermark consistent with being an original print.
It has the tear Jar seal, used between 1937 until 1939.
Later impression have the title on the lower right.
The father black horsehair hat and cream robe are engraved with a fine mesh gauffrage
More about this print: Usually considered Jacoulet's first narrative print, this is really more. It is a domestic scene that convey better than words a parent's feeling. The view through the window, printed without key block outline, returns to a technique Jacoulet used most successfully in his "Baren" series. The father black horsehair hat and cream robe are engraved with a fine mesh gauffrage
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