Louis Icart (1890-1950), born in Toulouse, and exploring his incredible talents when he arrived in Paris, was one of the most famous Art Deco artists during the first quarter of the 20th century. Influenced by the passion of Victor Hugo's plays, the study of earlier French masters, as well as a romantic imagery, his genius with the paint brush gave him the reputation that "the women of Louis Icart's art are the beautiful women of France”. Here is a Louis Icart Special Print 9 x 12” released as “Shackled Soul” c. 1928, that is described as a ghost of a beautiful woman with a chained and shackled man in hell, Icart’s interpretation of Goethe’s Faust who’s soul was sold to the devil. Rare find. Signed clearly on the white border (it is not on the matte, the border is part of the print itself) in pencil by Louis Icart.