Maële's Rare Complete Set of Lithographs 'De Sceleribus et Criminibus'
14 april 2021 
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Maële's Rare Complete Set of Lithographs 'De Sceleribus et Criminibus'

Martin van Maëles De Sceleribus et Criminibus (Of Crime and Criminals) was published in 1908 as a set of ten color lithographs by Chevrel, an acclaimed Parisian erotica publishing house. The imagery represents Maële’s characteristic blasphemous point of view and are among his best work in color. Complete sets are seldom seen.

Erotic Masterpieces

Van Maële’s work has been described as macabre, surreal, erotic, dark, and satirical. Something he has in common with his contemporary Félicien Rops. He was an exceptional technician with a keenly creative eye, and his lithographs are among the great masterpieces of erotic art.

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Fig.1. ‘De sceleribus et criminibus (Of Crime and Criminals)‘ (1907)

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phallus forest of crime and criminals

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Maele 'De sceleribus et criminibus


Devil 'De sceleribus et criminibus


Horny priest 'De sceleribus et criminibus


satyrs 'De sceleribus et criminibus


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