The innocent mid-1950s

1st August 2021

Head for Anon 1950s today, where there are three new portfolios, two by the same artist as Ambre la précoce (Moineau de Paris and Les débordements de Michou), and a charming colourful series called L’amour à plusieurs – enough love for everyone! Click here and explore …

Maurice de Becque

31st July 2021

Today’s new artist is Maurice de Becque, a highly-talented engraver and illustrator, who took enormous pains to produce highly-detailed work. Take your time to explore his wonderful portfolios here.

Coming of age

30th July 2021

A rather strange and rare oddity of clandestine 1950s publishing today, the set-piece semi-photographic images from a text about the exploits of a group of proto-teenagers. See Ambre la Précoce now by clicking here. Was it like this for you?

The happy life

30th July 2021

An important new artist today – Henry Monnier, the French equivalent of Cruikshank and Rowlandson, working in the 1820s on delicately-coloured engravings showing that sexual exploration was just as much on people’s minds then as now. Enjoy his work by clicking here.

Kitsch or cool?

26th July 2021

Some people like his work, others think he’s just borderline-porn kitsch. We tend towards the latter, but the jury is out, and we’ve just added three more portfolios for Édouard Chimot which you can see here. Let us know what you think.

The ultimate Paris-noir

24th July 2021

With the help of a Russian friend, we have now added all of Nicole Claveloux’s wonderful dark illustrations for Confessions d’un monte-a-l’aire. What an artist, what imagination! See them all here and marvel.

Clitoris incarnadine

17th July 2021

Clitoris empourprés, what a lovely description. If you’re fortunate enough to have – or be acquainted with – an encrimson’d, roseate, incarnadine pearl of female passion, you’ll appreciate today’s new offering – see it here.

The quintessential threesome

16th July 2021

A new portfolio today from one of your favourite illustrators, André Collot – his 1933 suite for Musset’s Gamiani, one of the all-time classics of erotic literature. See them now here. Enjoy!

The power of sex

10th July 2021

Today’s new artist is the Russian-raised Frankfurt-based illustrator Alexander Pavlenko, with his powerful interpretations of Sade and his witty observations on exhibitionism. An imaginative talent worth keeping track of, you can see his erotic work here.

Formidable Russian talent

9th July 2021

Not many people know that the pioneering Russian film-maker Sergei Eisenstein – he of Battleship Potemkin and Alexander Nevsky – also produced more than 5,000 erotic drawings, displaying skill, imagination and humour. See a great selection of them now by clicking here.