Exploring Worldwide Sensuality: Achille Devéria’s Artistic Journey

Over time, this collection of 12 lithographs from 1843 that show personal relationships in different nations has been given several different names, including Autour du monde and Types de différents pays. Due of its distinctive style, the set has been credited to French painter Achille Devéria (1800–1857).

Lesbian Theme

Devéria clearly had a fascination with Italy (or at least what would eventually become Italy in the 1860s) by including Venice (Fig.11) and Naples (Fig.4). ѕtгіkіпɡ is the plate depicting a lesbian rendezvous with the masturbating harem leader behind the сᴜгtаіп which Devéria saved for the Muslim scene in Fig.6.

Fig.1. ‘Scottish

Fig.2. ‘Swiss

Fig.3. ‘Indian

Fig.4. ‘Neapolitan

Fig.5. ‘Spanish

Fig.6. ‘Muslims (Sérail – Palais du sultan, dans l’ancien Empire ottoman)

Fig.7. ‘Polish

Fig.8. ‘French (16th century)

Fig.9. ‘Chinese

Fig.10. ‘Persian

Fig.11. ‘Venetian (’Pour des soupirs’ (for the sighs), the subtitle of the Venetian scene, refers to the Bridge of Sighs)

Fig.12. ‘Greeks – The Souliotes‘ (They were from an Eastern Orthodox community of the area of Souli)