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Postcard - Le 10e Commandement

Le 10e Commandement

  • Object:

    Postcard

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1903 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mouton, Georges (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lineblock print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall

  • Museum number:

    E.523:3-2001

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 507, box IV

The Milford Haven Collection consists of 442 specimans of French, Italian and German erotic postcards of considerable interest including a number of rare movable cards, all dating from the early years of the twentieth century. The collection illustrates with great clarity the various styles particular to each region. The cards have been arranged in three albums, according to the subject matter with which they deal, highlighting the original collector's strong interest in scatological subjects.

Physical description

Postcard depicting a large bed in the room and a girl hiding behind a man, both half-dressed. Two serious men in suits look at them. One of 265 postcards mounted in bound album.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1903 (made)

Artist/maker

Mouton, Georges (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Lineblock print

Marks and inscriptions

'Bien d'autrui tu convoiterais. / Si ca rend sand desagriment.'
Much belonging to others you will covet if it can be surrendered without trouble
printed on postcard recto

'PostCards / THE MILFORD HAVEN COLLECTION OF POST CARDS / SECTION I - SECTION VI. SECTION IX. / SECTIONS 1 - 6.9 / Numbers 1-35/ " 72 - 120 / " 148 - 153 / " 163 - 184 / " 205 - 227 / " 250 - 313 / " 350 - 412'
Text and label on album cover

Dimensions

Height: 25.8 cm album, Width: 21 cm album, Depth: 7 cm album, Height: 9 cm card, Width: 14 cm card

Object history note

This collection of 'Cartes postales fantaisistes' was at one time part of the collection of a member of the Milford Haven family. The collection consists of 442 postcards mounted in three bound albums and accompanied by a typed catalogue dated 1960. It was acquired in 1960 by E.J. Dingwell.

Descriptive line

Postcard, Milford Haven Collection, Georges Mouton, 'Le 10e Commandment', two men staring at a half-dressed couple in a bedroom, lithograph, French, ca. 1903

Materials

Card

Subjects depicted

Women; Beds; Lawyers

Categories

Ephemera; Postcards; Erotica

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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