Leurs rêves: dix vernis mous en couleurs (In Their Dreams: Ten Soft Veneers in Colour ) is a series of typical Collot fantasy scenes, each framed by a ‘dream cloud’ and with a small image of the relevant sleeper in the corner. It is of course a good thing that most of them are only dreams and fantasies in Collot’s imagination.

The titles of the plates are:

  1   La jeune fille (The Young Girl)
  2   L’homme d’affaires (The Businessman)
  3   Le chemineau (The Tramp)
  4   Le mari (The Husband)
  5   Le collegien (The Student)
  6   Le sadique (The Sadist)
  7   L’hysterique (The Hysteric)
  8   La vieille fille (The Old Maid)
  9   L’homo sexuel (The Sexual Man/Homosexual)
10   Le vieux (The Old Man)

Leurs rêves was privately published in a limited numbered edition of 100 copies.

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.