Delta of Venus

Anthony Christian

"I paint for many reasons; one of them is to educate, and I hope by the beauty and integrity of my work that I may teach people the difference between pornography and great Art, and shatter the last shackles bonding those imprisoned by ignorance or hypocrisy."
Anthony Christian

English artist Anthony Christian (24 October 1945 - present) showed talent at an early age. At only 10 years of age, Anthony Christian was granted the privilege of studying the techniques of the Old Masters at the National Gallery in London. To this day, no other artist under the age of eighteen has been permitted to copy there. Throughout his time at the National Gallery and for a further seven years Anthony studied at length the works of Rubens and Rembrandt as well as other Old Masters. The accolade of publicity he received during this period, announced him as a child prodigy.

He began his career as a portrait artist painting the portraits of the rich and famous including Lord Mountbatten of Burma, Baroness Olympia de Rothschild, Baroness Fiona Thyssen-Bornemisza, Count Guido di Carpegna, Lord Lichfield, Blake Edwards, Julie Christie and Terence Stamp, and his work is featured in many prestigious private collections including that of HRH Elizabeth II who owns one of his portraits of Lord Mountbatten.

Anthony Christian Erotic Art

In 1968, he created his first erotic series, a collection of 24 sanguine drawings. They were originally intended for his private collection though when erotic art collector Alain Kahn-Sriber heard about them while in Paris he flew over to see them at Christian's London home and bought 3 for his collection.

Then in 1969, John Coast, a top London impresario bought 3 more. Later in 1969, Victor Lownes, Hugh Hefner's partner in Playboy, saw the rest and liked them so much he bought the lot. Victor gave two of them to Hugh and kept the rest for his own collection.

Despite the obvious popularity of his erotic work, Christian kept his erotic paintings and drawings private for the following three decades. Occasionally, he would make one of his erotic paintings public though would attribute the painting to one his students, either Julia Cuddlewell or Honey Potter. It wasn't until the late 1990s when Anthony Christian began to show his collection of erotic art publicly.

During this time, Christian began focusing more on erotic art, in particular erotic surrealism. He also began his series of erotic paintings known as The LillyEgg Collection, a series of Old Master paintings repainted with an erotic theme intended to help the world realize the beauty of Erotic Art, and also a tribute to the great Masters who have inspired him.


Anthony Christian Gallery



The Kiss 2

Erotic Drawing by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present
Sleeping Beauty

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present Part of the Honey Potter Collection.
Becat Revisited

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian based on a drawing by Paul Emile Becat. 1945 - present
Knickers 8

Original Erotic Painting in Oils on Panel by Anthony Christian.
Portrait of Anthony Christian

Beautiful Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian.
When Mona Came to Tea

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian based on the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. Part of the...
Zichy Revisited

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian inspired by a drawing by Mihaly Zichy. 1945 - present
Striped Stockings

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present
Eve

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present
Red Wine

Original Erotic Oil Painting on Panel by Anthony Christian. 2011
Erotic Hands

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian 2012
Waves

Original Erotic Oil Painting by Anthony Christian. 11" x 24" 2012
A Hard Dazed Knight

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present Part of the LillyEgg Collection
Reflections on a Marriage

Beautiful Erotic Painting by Anthony Chrisitan Part of The LillyEgg Collection
Seventh Heaven

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present Part of the Honey Potter Collection.
Beauty and the Feast

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present
Felatio Studies

Erotic Drawing by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present
A Leggery with Mannequins

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present
Erotic Nude with Drapery

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian 2012
The Rose

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present Part of the Julia Cuddlewell Collection
Oedipus Fingers, Oedipus Finks

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian based on the Ingres masterpiece, Oedipus and the Sphinx....
Studies of Leda and the Swan

Erotic Drawing by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present
Legs

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian 2012
Crucifixion of the Female Principle

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present Part of the Julia Cuddlewell Collection.
The Green Torso

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present
The Wild One

Original Erotic Oil Painting by Anthony Christian. 2011
Erotic Oil Sketch 01

Original Erotic Sketch in Oils on Panel by Anthony Christian.
Best Friends

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present Part of the Julia Cuddlewell Collection.
Going Down (Leda and the Swan)

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian after the painting of Leda and the Swan attributed to Francois Boucher. 1945 - present
Seasons

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present
A Moment Alone

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present
A Storm Brewing

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian 2012
Psyche and her Beau

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian based on François Pascal Simon Gérard's masterpiece, Amor...
Mars and Venus

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present
At the Piano

Original Erotic Oil Painting on Panel by Anthony Christian. 2011
St Jerome in Bewilderment

Beautiful Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian Part of the Lilly Egg Collection
A Mere Artist in his Studio

Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. 2000s Part of The LillyEgg Collection
Little Cranny

Beautiful Erotic Painting by Anthony Christian. Part of the LillyEgg Collection 2000s