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EROTICA: Aus meinen Schlössern. Zehn Aquarelle. Zoom

EROTICA: Aus meinen Schlössern. Zehn Aquarelle.

Author: Franz von BAYROS (1866-1924).
Place and Year: Vienna-Prague-Leipzig: Strache 1923.
Code: 67732

Large Folio (49 x 36,5 cm / 19.3 x 14.8 inches): [2] title page and index, 10 colour lithographs, inserted in original faux vellum binding with gilt lettering on the cover, grey cloth spine, paper flaps (binding slightly dusty and with tiny scratches, a small repaired tear in the fold of the lower paper flap, otherwise in a good condition).
[From My Castles. Ten Water-Colours].
A complete set of attractive 10 erotic 1920s large colour lithographs in a baroque style, made after paintings of Franz von Bayros, a so called "Master of Erotic". The images represent naked women, wearing baroque wigs and jewelry, in inviting poses, set in castles or flower gardens, often accompanied with admirers, other women, greyhounds, putti etc. The lower margin of each image is decorated with a music score.
Zagreb-born Austrian artist Franz von Bayros was a representative of the so called  Decadent movement of Fin de siècle and was known for his detailed humourous erotic etchings with women in Baroque scenes, much popular in bookplates of pre-WWI years. This series, printed in 930 examples (ours numbered with 587) was issued one year before von Bayros’s death.

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