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Anonymously painted erotic watercolor inspired by one of Paul Avril’s illustrations for De Figuris Veneris (an anthology of Greek & Roman erotic writings published by German scholar Friedrich Karl Forberg in 1906). This version was most likely painted a few decades later – although the pose and elements are the same, it has great clean lines and coloring that make me prefer it to the original.

Very nice stuff, and a reminder that it was the Romans who came up with the term cunnilingus…

Antique Erotic Art - Paul Avril, De Figuris Veneris