The obscure French artist Jean Morisot (1899 – 1967) was a doctor by profession who also produced risky drawings. He worked under the pseudonym Jean de Sauteval. A lot of his art has a voyeuristic starting point, cheerful and humorous, but from time to time Morisot doesn’t shy away from a grimmer atmosphere.
Little is known about the artist but his satirical erotic etches and engravings clearly show that Morisot is looking for provocation and radiate the same pleasure similar to that of the British caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson.
His subjects range from lesbian prostitutes (Fig.3), horny maids and butlers (Fig.2 and 7), demons (Fig.11), satyrs (Fig.13), witches (Fig.6), a Pierrot performing cunnilingus to a young actress (Fig.9), and he also drew several versions on Leda and the Swan (Fig.14 and 20) and the flying phalluses with the bloody glans (Fig.5) recall Kyosai’s scroll (on the screen on the far right!) with the dancing bodyless costume and the elephant.
Morisot seems to be particularly fascinated with interracial love-making and includes references to the French colonial territories in Africa (Fig.16). Above and below you can find no less than 5 tantalizing examples of this exotic theme (Fig.1, 4, 18 and 24).
The following three illustrations are from a late clandestine title ‘Les Putains Ou le Traite des Perversions‘ that also includes work from other artists…
Some of the pics are from https://vintagefetishart.com/
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