Au course (Running Errands), 1943

A small but perfectly formed portfolio of watercolours from 1945 make up what appears to be Rouvière’s only known foray into erotica, which is a pity as he was rather good at depicting domestic sex with a light, bright palette.

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.