L'Oeuvre priapique  

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Oeuvre Priapique (called Priapean prints in the British Museum) is an album of etchings by French artist and archeologist Dominique-Vivant Denon first published in 1793.

The first version featured 23 plates and many were inspired by a certain Madame Mosion. The album also featured the first depiction of the marble statue The Satyr And The Goat[1].

Clément de Ris commented on the work:

"Rien ne saurait faire pardonner les priapees de Denon. II n'y a pas deux manieres d'apprecier une pareille oeuvre: c'est une oeuvre pitoyable, mais c'est surtout une mauvaise action. J'en ai trop dit sur ce sujet et j'en demande pardon aux lecteurs." --Les amateurs d'autrefois

It is currently in print as Priapées et sujets divers.

List of prints

See also

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