What She Sees in a Dream

Here, Lequeu visualized a young woman experiencing an erotic dream. She lies asleep on a sofa above an elaborate alcove housing a peacock and baskets with fruits and flowers. Other imagery evoking male genitalia, including arrows, acanthus shoots, and a winged cupid riding a phallus, surrounds her.

Jean-Jacques Lequeu (1757–1826)
What She Sees in a Dream, 1794–95
Pen and black ink, brown and black wash
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Departement des Estampes et de la photographie