Original erotic drawing-watercоlour by renowed graphic artist, illustrator and painter of the Fin de siècle Franz von Bayros (1866 Zagreb 1924 Vienna). He also published his works under the pseudonym Choisy le Conin.
Bayros is often compared to Aubrey Beardsley and Félicien Rops, the other two major erotic painters.. Unlike those, however, Bayros was often forced to subordinate his talent to the realities of the market. His illustrations of the classics of erotic literature are characterised by a talent for composition, subtle play with the ornament and lust for the ostentatious milieu. Among his numerous erotic works are many with BDSM motifs.
Literature: Artist dictionaries (alll in German) by: Hans Vollmer; Thieme / Becker and Friedrich Boetticher. Friedrich von Boetticher; in on-line: Wikipedia .
Inscription: signed lower right.
Technique: drawing-watercolour, ink on paper, original period gilt frame.
Measurements: unframed w 9 5/8" x h 11 3/4" (24,5 x 30 cm), framed w 13 1/3" x h 15 1/2" ( 34 x 39,5 cm).
Condition: in good condition.