Physiologie du goût...précédée d'une notice biographique par Alph. Karr.

Illustrated by Bertall (French, 1820–1883), Engraved by Charles Geoffroy (French, 1819–1882), Engraved by Midderigh (French, active 1848–1870), Author Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (French, 1755–1826), Author Alphonse Karr (French, 1808–1890), Publisher Gabriel de Gonet (French, 1818–1892)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brivois, pp. 65-66


Overall: 24.1 x 16.3 x 3.2 cm (9 1/2 x 6 7/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with eight steel engravings and numerous wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Gabriel de Gonet [1848]) Octavo; [2 ff.] xxiii, 416 pp., plus 8 plates; nineteenth-century gilt- and blind-stamped half brown morocco, brown cloth boards.

Humorous and decorative illustrations of the arts of cooking, eating, and drinking.

Paris: Gabriel de Gonet [1848]


Acquired in 1912[?] 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