La Chaudeau porté aux mariés [Eggnog Carried to the Newlyweds], plate 3 from Le mariage à la ville [The Marriage in the Country]
25.4 cm x 33 cm (10 in. x 13 in.)
(Tours, France, 1602 - 1676, Paris)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
Chaudeau was a drink made of egg, sugar and wine believed to be an aphrodisiac. It was served during the bedding ritual.