April 19, 2011
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
L'Attrapade was exhibited during Rops lifetime, along with "La Tentation de Saint-Antoine" (The Temptation of Saint Anthony) at the first annual trade fair of "Art Indépendant" at the Palais de l’Industrie in Antwerp, in March 1887.
- My opinion is that they are not Grandville. I have about 5 books on him, and looking through them I think those 3 erotic pictures just don't look like his style.
The only connection is the animal heads, not the way they are drawn. Everything drawn by Grandville has a caricaturists flair, a sprightly sort of line, but these are quite mundane and academic, the poses are flat to the picture plane, the forms smoothed out.
- I do rather like them though, because the animal heads make them strange.
- Do you have the book ROMANTIQUE, Erotic Art of the Early 19th Century, pub by Pepin Press, Hans-Jurgen Dopp?
- Those 3 erotic pictures look as if they are by the same artist who drew the pictures on page 134, 137, 104,114... same stockings, same shoes, similar poses...
But who is the artist? the pictures are not signed... they are usualy said to by Deveria and his school.