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Pierrot sceptique: pantomime

Illustrated by Jules Chéret (French, 1836–1932), Author Léon Hennique (French, 1851–1935), Author Joris Karl Huysmans (French, 1848–1907), Publisher Edouard Rouveyre (French, 1849–1930)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Carteret, Livres illustrés modernes, I, 378


Overall: 23.5 x 14.8 x 1 cm (9 1/4 x 5 13/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with five color lithographs and numerous photomechanical vignettes

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Edouard Rouveyre, 1881) Octavo; [4 ff.] pp. [9]-27 [1 f.], plus 4 plates; contemporary half gilt-stamped blue morocco, marbled paper boards (original publisher’s illustrated paper wrappers bound in).

Theatrical illustrations.

Paris: Edouard Rouveyre, 1881


Acquired in 1903 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