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An old, rich couple enjoy the latest fad in baton-powered enemas. Coloured engraving by G. de Cari (?).

Cari, Godissart de, active 1820.

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According to Laurinda Dixon, the couple are sitting on "self-service clyster[s] which appeared in the eighteenth century, consisting of a chairlike platform with the piston mounted at the front." (p. 35) She also suggests that for this old couple, the enema is acting as a surrogate for sexual activity


Paris (Rue du Coq, no. 15) : Martinet.

Physical description

1 print : etching with line engraving, with watercolour ; image 18.2 x 25.5 cm


Duo de seringuis à bâton mécanique entre deux époux du marais ...


Wellcome Library no. 16241i

Creator/production credits

Possibly by G. de Cari, artist of the 'Musée grotesque' series


  • French

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