Meet Jean-Frédéric Schall, yet another frisky 18th century painter

We love his erotic paintings, but little can be found on our Jean, aside from a Wikipedia entry in French. You can read the Google translation here.

From Wikimedia:

Jean-Frédéric Schall was born in Strasbourg and studied at the city’s public drawing school. He later entered the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Paris, in 1775.

He built his reputation upon intimate erotic and pastoral paintings in the soft, sentimental style pioneered by Jean-Antoine Watteau and Jean-Honoré Fragonard earlier in the century.

Below "Rencontre Amoureuse"

Jean Frederic Schall

With the fall of the Ancien Régime in 1789, however, the Rococo style of which the artist was a late exponent fell out of fashion.

Schall adapted his style and continued to thrive: his The False Appearance (Musée des Beaux-Arts, Strasbourg) was awarded a prize in the Salon of 1798.

Another spirited painting, "La Servante Officieuse":

La Servante Officieuse

Every Friday Erotic Intent will bring you a piece of erotic art history, from ancient Greece and Rome on up to the present day. You can see some good examples of a of erotic art through the ages in our very first post, "Dildos, Strap-ons, and Pegging: An Anal History."

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