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La matrone du pays de Soung. Les deux jumelles (contes chinois)

Illustrated by Auguste Pierre Marie Poirson (French, died in 1896), Preface by Emile Legrand (French, 19th century), Publisher A. Lahure (French, late 19th–early 20th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 23.5 x 16 x 1.8 cm (9 1/4 x 6 5/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous photomechanical color relief prints

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: A. Lahure, 1884) Octavo; xxx, 100 pp. [2 ff.], plus plates; original publisher’s pictorial paper wrappers (cream-colored phase box).

Literary illustrations with Chinese themes.

Paris: A. Lahure, 1884


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