This portfolio of six illustrations inspired by Sade’s Justine and Juliette was published in Berlin by Leonhardt Hutzfeld around 1900, in a very limited hand-coloured edition. The handwritten texts describe the scenes depicted in the drawings. The anonymous artist has chosen some of the more scandalous scenes in Sade’s transgressive texts, so we have here bestiality, coprophilia and blood-letting flagellation among other perversities.

Not for the faint-hearted.

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.