Édouard-Henri Avril

French painter artist (1849-1928)

Édouard-Henri Avril (21 May 1849 – 28 July 1928) was a French painter and illustrator. He used a pen name, Paul Avril, for illustrations of erotic or pornographic works. Today, he is mostly known for such illustrations.

Photo of Avril, autohr and date unknown
Hadrian and Antinous in Egypt, by Paul Avril, showing anal sex.
Illustration for De figuris Veneris, done 1900. Showing sex with a goat.