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Illustrated by Paul Gavarni (Hippolyte Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier) (French, 1804–1866), Illustrated by Alcide Joseph Lorentz (French, 1813–1891), Engraved by J. Bara (French, born about 1812), Engraved by Barbant aîné (French, active 1840–1869), Engraved by A. Bareste (French, 19th century), Engraved by A. Baulant (French, 19th century), Engraved by Louis Henri Brévière (French, 1797–1869), Engraved by Brugnot (French, active about 1836–1873), Engraved by Budzilowicz (Polish, active in France, 19th century), Engraved by J. H. Caqué (French, died about 1885), Engraved by André Castan (French, 19th century), Engraved by Chevauchet (French, active 1835–1850), Engraved by Cottard (French, 19th century), Engraved by V. Corbay (French, 19th century), Engraved by L. Deghouy (French, active 1840–1860), Engraved by Louis Dujardin (French, 1808–1859), Engraved by Ecosse (French, 19th century), Engraved by Fauquinon (French, 19th century), Engraved by Félix Jean Gauchard (French, 1825–1872), Engraved by Alphonse Gérard (French, 19th century), Engraved by Eugène Guillaumot (French, 1813–1869), Engraved by Adolphe Gusman (French, 1821–1905), Engraved by Lacoquery (French, 19th century), Engraved by Adrien (Jacques Adrien) Lavieille (French, 1818–1862), Engraved by Félix Leblanc (French, born in 1823), Engraved by Loiseau (French, 19th century), Engraved by Emile Montigneul (French, active 1840s), Engraved by Antoine Alphée Piaud (French, active 1837–1866), Engraved by Henri Désiré Porret (French, 1800–1867), Engraved by François Rouget (French, 19th century), Engraved by Paul Constant Soyer (French, 1832–1903), Engraved by Charles Tamisier (French, 19th century), Engraved by Timms (English (active in France) 19th century), Engraved by Auguste Trichon (French, born in 1814), Engraved by Pierre Verdeil (French, born in 1812), Author Théophile Gautier (French, 1811–1872), Author Léon Gozlan (French, 1803–1866), Author Laurent-Jan (French, 1808–1877), Author Pierre-Jules Hetzel [P.-J. Stahl] (French, 1814–1886), Author Armand Barthet (French, 1820–1874), Author Auguste Lireux (French, 1810–1870), Publisher Garnier frères (French, 19th–20th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Carteret III, 260-64; Brivois, pp. 168-71; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 207


Overall (each vol.): 27 x 19.2 x 2.2 cm (10 5/8 x 7 9/16 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous wood engravings

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Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: J. Hetzel [Hetzel, Warnod; Hetzel / Garnier frères], 1846[-1848]) Octavo, four vols.; (v. 1) [6 ff.] 39 plates, [2 ff.] 5 pls., [2 ff.] 25 pls., [2 ff.] 11 pls., [1 f.]; (v. 2) [4 ff.] 45 [of 48] pls., [2 ff.] 19 pls., [2 ff.] 13 pls., [2 ff.]; (v. 3) [4 ff.] , frontispiece, 23 pls., [2 ff.] 10 pls., [2 ff.] 47 pls., [1 f.]; (v. 4) [4 ff.] 30 pls., [2 ff.] 50 pls., [1 f.]; contemporary half gilt-stamped red morocco, red paper boards.

Humorous illustrations of various “types”: actors, students, women, etc.

Paris: J. Hetzel [Hetzel, Warnod; Hetzel / Garnier frères], 1846[-1848]


Acquired in 1933 from Lardanchet, Paris, 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