Das Naschkästchen (The Lunchbox) is a wonderful showcase portfolio for a variety of Christophe’s engravings, all but one delicately hand-coloured in his distinctive style, noted by contemporary critics as being both skilled and charming.

The titles of the prints are:

Kunstreiterin (Circus Horsewoman –
     title page)
Liebhabertheater (Theatre Lover)
DerTransvestit (The Transvestite)
Das Milchmädchen (The Milkmaid)
Flitterwochen (Honeymoon)
Rückkehr des Geliebten (Return of the Beloved)
Stillvergnügt (Breastfeeding)
Der Abstich (Just Revenge)
Vorspiel (Foreplay)
Die zärtliche Zofe (The Affectionate Maiden)

Das Naschkästchen was produced in an edition of thirty copies, appropriately published in ‘Arcadia’.

We are very grateful to Hans-Jürgen Döpp for these images; Hans-Jürgen, the compiler of many books on erotic art, curates the Venusberg online gallery and bookshop which you can find here.