The second of the three Collot portfolios to appear in rapid succession in 1927–8 was a set of six prints succinctly entitled Viols, which translates as Rapes or Violations; they depict scenes of women being manhandled by a series of rather ugly brutes, characters from deep in Collot’s subconscious. In his standard bibliography of French erotic publications, Jean-Pierre Dutel describes them as ‘some of the best illustrations by this sometimes mediocre artist’. Only 110 sets of the prints were produced.
Shortly after Viols, Collot produced another limited edition set of prints entitled Les voyeurs, which needs no translation. Produced again in a tiny edition, this time of 210 copies, the portfolio of twelve plates explores the theme of being observed, usually without the participants knowing, in a range of different sexual settings.