Ius primae noctis

The proud Edelfried von Klamm enjoys with ducal drive, but not regarding for the groom, ius primae noctae, as was called the ancient right to use him first the bride.

The duchess as an early feminist does not demand the renunciation, as one would expect, but rather equal rights now also for herself. The picture shows her executing her new right.


One should bring up the question, whether this right should be revived and transmitted to the mayors, since they are legally successors. Following its theme the painting is original, funny and ironic.

Ius primae noctis
Ius primae noctis No. 84 Size 61 x 118 cm