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The Captivating Voyeurism of the French Doctor Jean Morisot
6 January 2021 

The Captivating Voyeurism of the French Doctor Jean Morisot

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.

jean morisot black lover doggy style



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.

Bloody Glans

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.

jean morisot initiation in the attic


Interracial Love-Making

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).

Jean Morisot lesbian


jean morisot interracial lovemaking


flying phalluses jean morisot


jean morisot witch

Fig.6. ‘Witch‘ (1925)

Jean Morisot peeking butler


Jean Morisot voyeur


jean morisot clown cunnilingus


Jean Morisot demon


Jean Morisot rape demon


jean morisot horny monkey


satyr jean morisot


jean morisot leda and swan

Fig.14. ‘Leda and Swan

Jean Morisot nude with skull on a battle field

Fig.15. (

jean morisot black native rape


jean morisot lesbian lovers and voyeur


jean morisot black man at a masked ball


jean morisot murderous barber


leda and the swan


jean morisot tied female spanking


jean morisot kidnap


jean morisot lesbian orgy


jean morisot interracial couple


jean morisot phallus painter


jean morisot intercourse


jean morisot threesome


jean morisot orgy


jean morisot phallus floor


jean morisot foursome


jean morisot post coital


jean morisot nude female


jean morisot skeleton with nude model


Click HERE to check out vintage erotic pics of interracial love-making…!!

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What do you think about Morisot’s erotic work? Leave your reaction in the comment box below….!!

About the author
Marijn is the founder of With more than 20 years of experience within the sensual and erotic art of shunga he is an authority in the genre. During this time he served many customers with complementing their art collection.


on 6 January 2021

I agree that Morisot was most likely out to shock and provoke with his art, rather than titilate. The actors in his illustrations are often shocked and surprised. There's often a third party present, sometimes more than one; sometimes this voyeur is also shocked, others amused. Since doctors used in many cases to become people's confidants, did his illustrations become the outlet to share, or just process some of those stories! Some at least seem to be just that. Fig. 2 touches upon another theme that is, well, touchy: sexual awakening or initiation, with children depicted involved in a sexual act. Sometimes an adult is involved, other times children are depicted interacting with each other, exploring. Von Bayros, of all artists, was probably the most prolific in this area, and there is never a hint of any of it being abuse or exploitation, just play. Figs 5, 9 and 25 on this page are my favorite.



on 6 January 2021

Thanks for sharing your nice insights on Morisot's work and the interesting reference to Von Bayros's preferred themes JB. Among my favorites is Fig.9 which is most likely a critical remark to the colonial activities of France in which the 'black man' gives them a taste of their own medicine.



on 6 January 2021

Am I really being a prude in saying that a few too many of these strike me as blatantly racist? The fear and apprehension on the women's faces seem to correlate to the skin color of the men pretty closely.



on 6 January 2021

Thanks JH. It's all in the eye of the beholder.I have to disagree. Like JB remarked above the scenes are only play. When I study Morisot's other work, his integrity becomes clear to me. He is not trying to put the exotic male protagonists in a bad light. The women are not frightened of the skin color but rather overwhelmed by these imposing lovers (perhaps with the exception of Fig.9 which has a different starting point!).



on 6 January 2021

Interesting comment, yet, I believe it misses the point. Artists in general reflect the mores of their times, exception maybe to be made to propagandist "artists" (ex., living under oppressive, totalitarian regimes, fascism, socialism-communism.) I see more lust and surprise --- look at the size of that phallus in fig. 24!, --- than anything else. To quote an old black friend of mine, "Once you go black, you can't go back!" It's not gospel, of course. As a doctor, Morisot probably did lend a sympathetic ear to many of his patients in "confession;" his illustrations are a mix of imagination, humour and curiosity. Fig. 16 is taking place in a native's hut, but notice the sculptures to the left, with erect phalluses. What's the story here? The white lady was charmed by the black artist, and wondered if his maleness was as endowed as the sculptures, so, succumbs to his charms... Just to find herself gasping for breath.... Or is it a scene of rape? Black savage kidnaps white gal from her plantation, and decides to go hard on her? Or.... Maybe.... Well, like Marijn said, it's maybe all in the eye of the beholder. But french erotica is full of interracial encounters, between white folk, blacks, north african Bedouins, Arabs, etc. I don't see racism in any of it, just a portrait of varied situations resulting from cultures crossing paths.



on 7 January 2021

You're absolutely right. It is a bit of a hobby-horse of mine but IMHO it is a characteristic of appealing art that it evokes a certain degree of ambiguity. The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife has also long been thought to be a rape scene. Anyway, I hope more information about Morisot will emerge in the future as he is an interesting artist.



on 6 January 2021

Quite an interesting article, so nice to see this artist featured on your website. Thanks for referring to my site. Karen



on 6 January 2021

You're welcome Karen!

Dan Z

Dan Z

on 21 January 2021

It’s interesting that in the first picture an opium smoking layout including an opium pipe and lamp is visible. Virtually all French literature from French Indochina mention opium use.



on 22 January 2021

Thanks a lot for the additional info Dan. Very perceptive!

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