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Ce qu'on n'ose pas dire

Illustrated by Henry Somm (French, 1844–1907), Illustrated by Fernand Auguste Besnier (French, died in 1927), Author Auguste Saulière (French, 1845–1887), Publisher Edouard Dentu (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 19.3 x 13 x 2.3 cm (7 5/8 x 5 1/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 11 etchings (repeated) and several photomechanical relief-printed vignettes

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: E. Dentu, 1884) Octavo; [2 ff.] 294 pp. [1 f.]; original publisher’s pictorial paper wrappers (cream-colored phase box).

Literary illustrations of contemporary life.

Paris: E. Dentu, 1884


Acquired in 1902 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent