In the true spirit of mid-nineteenth century debauchery, the German artist Herr Anon produced this colourful portfolio of fifteen lithographs entitled ‘Nudities’, exploring the limits of erotic imagination.

The Nuditäten portfolio has sometimes been attributed to the German painter, muralist and illustrator Wilhelm von Kaulbach (1805–74), but there is nothing else in his work that suggests the veracity of such a connection. It seems more likely that a link was made between Nuditäten and von Kaulbach some time during the 1950s, and has been perpetuated ever since. Let us know if you have evidence to the contrary.