ISAAC PROSPER ALPHONSE ( 1858-1924 )
Very fine proof printed in colors in the Japanese style, cut to the framing line.Covered with the artist's red stamp (Lugt: 4990) and the levogyre or senestrogyre svatiska . "This mark, which he borrows from Hokusaï and Totoya Hokkeï (1780-1850), accentuates the link with Japanese art and seems to mean "engraved and printed according to Japanese processes". the two Japanese artists produced"."The animals, presented on large prints, are an opportunity for Isaac to put into practice the lessons of Hokusai's Manga, and especially Masayoshi's Method of Drawing Animals and Birds (1764-1824), Japanese artist, master of Hokusaï, particularly appreciated by Isaac. He presented them in close-up and thus produced "portraits of birds", in particular the rooster, a great source of inspiration."(in Émilie Vabre, "Prosper-Alphonse Isaac (1858-1924)", Nouvelles de l'estampe, 237 | 2011)Ca.1910Inventaire du Fonds Français : 19..