Afrodisia Crucified, an illustration for <i>Aphrodite—mœurs antiques</i> by Pierre Louÿs

LOUIS JOSEPH RAPHAEL COLLIN (1850-1916)
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Afrodisia Crucified, an illustration for Aphrodite—mœurs antiques by Pierre Louÿs

c. 1909 France

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In 1896, Pierre Louÿs published his first novel, Aphrodite — mœurs antiques, an erotic depiction of courtesan life in Alexandria. It is considered a mixture of both literary excess and refinement. It sold 350,000 copies and was the best selling work by any living French author of the era. Raphael Collin, the author's friend, illustrated the Paris 1909 edition, published by Librairie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud, Paris.
Dimensions
Height 32.30 cm (12.72 inches)
Width 40.50 cm (15.94 inches)
Stock Code
01057
Medium
Oil and pencil on canvas
Signed/Inscribed
Signed R. Collin lower left
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