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I love this old fashioned stuffThere are some enticing illustrations that I believe have been posted on CF previously, but I've recently discovered that they were illustrations for various erotic books. The illustrator was a man named Rene Giffey, who was born in Paris, France in 1884 and died in 1965. He was a talented and prolific artist who illustrated for many books, including works of erotica. Of interest to me were the following illustrations:
View attachment 821853View attachment 821846 This is an illustration from the erotic work "Les Asservies de Slave Island" which I think in English means "The Enslaved of Slave Island." It was written by a pseudonymous author calling himself Alan Mac Clyde. There must have been more than one edition since the second picture is a comparison of Giffey's illustration to that of another illustrator by the name of Sao Chang. I couldn't find the book anywhere but judging from the pictures it would certainly be worth reading. Anyone have any information?
View attachment 821847View attachment 821854 "The Idol of Blood" involves the descendants of Aztecs have revived the ancient practice of offering sacrifices to the Sun God, which involves the torture of beautiful young women.
View attachment 821848 Another Giffey illustration for "The City of Horror" (English title)
More evocative illustrations by Giffey.I love this old fashioned stuff
Whatever a bas-relief may be? What is it?I realize I've verged alarmingly off topic here, but I wanted to drop one more Giffey drawing, this one for amusement.
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The lady in the big hat is saying to the less well endowed young woman, "Ah well, Let's just say that your sculptor didn't make of you a bust, but rather a bas-relief."
I've been reading up on the Doris (or Dorothea) Ritter story ever since I came across her name in passing in the (excellent) spanking novel "The Prussian Girls" by P.N. Dedeaux (link). It's strange that there doesn't seem to be a fictionalised account of her (true) story by one of the spanking authors here or elsewhere. The serious historical sources give quite a bit of detail on her background and her (non-)affair with the Crown Prince as well as the King's actions in imposing her punishment, but are very coy as to what the details of the punishment actually were.The punishment of Dorothea Ritter
This is a real historical fact that took place in the Prussian kingdom in 1730.
At the court of King Frederick William I between him and his son, Crown Prince Frederick (future King Frederick II the Great), estrangement and conflict grew. Prince Frederick found solace only in communication with friends, among whom was Dorothea Ritter, the 16-year-old daughter of the theologian Matthias Ritter, the rector of the gymnasium in Potsdam. The relationship between Frederick and Dorothea was apparently purely friendly and limited to music, as Dorothea played the piano beautifully and sang. However, the king suspected that the girl had a bad influence on his son.
The catastrophe unfolded in the summer of 1730, when Prince Frederick firmly decided to flee to England, where the dynasty of his mother’s relatives from the Hanover House ruled. As a result, the escape failed. The prince was detained and sent to prison. His closest friend and assistant lieutenant Hans Hermann von Katte was sentenced to death. As for Dorothea Ritter, by the order of King Friedrich William, she received the following sentence:
"... morning, the cantor’s daughter, who is under arrest, shoud be flogged, and then she shoud be brought for ever to Spandau, in the workhouse; first she shoud be whipped in front of the town hall, afterwards in front of her father’s house, and then in every corner of the city.
– Potsdam, September 6, 1730. Fr. Wilhelm"
Thus, Doris was whipped publicly six times (!), and after that, while in the workhouse, she was repeatedly subjected to corporal punishment, as might be supposed. [Žena a výprask v průběhu věků (Woman and spanking through the ages), a Czech historical account]
In 1733 she was released from Spandau on a pardon request from her father. Finally she married the spice dealer Franz Heinrich Schommer and became the mother of three sons and three daughters. She last lived in Berlin and died in 1762. There seemed to be no further contact between Frederick and Dorothea Ritter.
A. de Granamour (Paul Little), a famous BDSM writer, in the book "Torture Of The Tawse" described this events in his own interpretation. So, the time of the events moved in 1739, in the last years of the reign of Friedrich William, and the girl's name is Gerda Hortkopf.
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It seems to me that this is an excellent material for a new story that may interest our best authors.