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In Pursuit of Pleasure: The Polite and Impolite World of Georgian Entertainment

Fairfax House, York, 29 July – 31 December 2016. From exotica to erotica, In Pursuit of Pleasure opens a window onto the outrageous and sometimes shocking behaviour of ‘polite society’—conducted in the name of entertainment. Fairfax House’s major summer exhibition … Continue reading

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‘Designed to please’ – Lot 340

If you are in the least bit prudish or of a delicate nature, I would recommend you read no further as there follows an image that some may consider rude. Cocus (Brya ebenus) was a prized cabinet wood in the … Continue reading

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