A rare spanking artwork, I was not able to find a lot of information about the illustrator Henri Caruchet. It seems he did some illustrations for Pierre Louÿs. This illustration was for the book 'Parisienne et Peaux-Rouges' (1904), written by Jean de Villiot.
Painting by Christian Gottfried Geissler (1770 - 1844). The painting is used in a korean history book, it was published at first in 1805. The story behind this picture is that offenders were given a choice, they could pay a fine or choose for a whipping with a birch. Since most of them were poor... Continue Reading →