Erotic depictions of women in drawing, painting, sculpture and photography from the dawn of man to the present.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Aquatic Venus 3: from 1912

This rather saucy Venus in a swimsuit was published in Eduard Fuchs' monumental series of books entitled Illustrierte sittengeschichte vom mittelalter bis zur gegenwart (An illustrated moral history from the middle ages to the present) published between 1909 and 1912.  I discovered it while researching swiming costumes of 1912 for a story I am writing.  The hat is a rather curious addition to the ensemble!


  1. The image looks touched up; was that common in photos of the time?

    1. It is an illustration rather than a photograph.