Lot 104
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JACQUES MARTIN ALIX Portfolio Scenes of ancient life, Alain Littaye 1983 The Baths, original illustration. Signed. India ink on paper 34.9 × 44.7 cm (13.74 × 17.6 in.) These refreshing public baths, under the protection of Hercules and Poseidon, illustrate this very natural scene of daily life among the Roman bath-goers in antiquity. This type of representation, too "realistic", was obviously not allowed in Le Journal de Tintin, where the series was pre-published, nor in the albums intended for a wider public. Indeed, the educational dimension of the newspaper prohibited any form of nudity because of the Law of 1949 for the protection of the youth. It was however allowed in this limited edition intended for collectors.
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