LOT 855

[Original copperplate with engraving] "Tirez bien, homme charitable,/

Entraînez dans ce fleuve et l'âne et les amants,/ Sa Fraicheur est seule capable,/ d'Éteindre leurs feux véhément." Copperplate with finished erotic engraving of 8.3 x 12.8 cm., above French text in one column, total size 11.5 x 13.9 cm., first half 18th century.

Untraced image. In the text, the man in the water is encouraged to drag the stubborn donkey with the loving couple into the cool water, as the only way to extinguish the fiercely burning fires of the mating couple.

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