A recently discovered group of erotic prints which formed part of the Tsars’ private libraries in the Winter Palace, St Petersburg, as well as contemporary paintings and sculpture, revealing the complex language of eroticism and seduction in eighteenth-century French culture and society.
144pp, hardback, 275 x 215mm, 120 illustrations
Distributed by Thames and Hudson (Europe)
and Antique Collectors Club (North America)
...literally swoons with eroticism
...pictures admired by a society on the edge of the revolutionary abyss (The Times)