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The galante style derives from the elegant eroticism of eighteenth-century French painters such as Fragonard and Boucher. It has proved a persistent element of French erotica, in the hands of artists such as Amandine Doré, Denis Volx, and Paul-Émile Bécat.

 
LUC LAFNET
A kiss on the hand, 1932
Etching
 
PAUL-EMILE BECAT
À Louise Labé, 1957
Drypoint [sold]
 
PAUL-EMILE BECAT
À Madame, 1946
Drypoint
 
PAUL-EMILE BECAT
À Mademoiselle, 1946
Drypoint
 
GASTON BARRET
A pair of girls, 1960s
Drypoint [sold]
 
MARTIN VAN MAELE
A spanking, 1924
Etching
 
LUC LAFNET
A surprise, 1932
Etching
 
JULES-ADOLPHE CHAUVET
Adam et Eve, 1873
Etching
 
PAUL-EMILE BECAT
Amorous couple, 1957
Drypoint
 
AMANDINE DORE
Applying scent, 1961
Drypoint
 
ANDRE COLLOT
Ariane et Bacchus, 1943
Lithograph
 
PAUL-EMILE BECAT
Assonances galantes, 1946
Drypoint [sold]

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