LOT 854

[Original copperplate with engraving] "Pour ne pas assuyer une Chaleur cruelle,/

vouloir q'un parasol soit en pompe porté,/ Sur le dos d'un esclave embrasser une Belle,/ C'est joindre à l'action beaucoup de Majesté. (...)." Copperplate with finished erotic engraving of 10 x 15.3 cm., above French text in two columns, total size 13.2 x 16.3 cm., first half 18th century.

Untraced, explicit and very skillfully engraved image, in which three mandarins take advantage of a "donkey whiter than porcelain". Understandably anonymously produced. Reverse with study scratches and a study of a face with the burin.

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