Attributed to Louis Tessier
Paris circa 1719 - 1781
A marmoset taking sweets on a painted commode
Out of this universal feast of death, out of this extremity of fever, kindling the rain-washed evening sky to a fiery glow, may it be that Love one day shall mount?
—Thomas Mann, from The Magic Mountain, (trans. from the German by H.T. Lowe-Porter)